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Shreveport Police Officer arrested accused of theft

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Alvin Harvey (source: Caddo Correction Center) Alvin Harvey (source: Caddo Correction Center)
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

A Shreveport Police officer finds himself on the other side of the law.

Back in January, Shreveport Police Department administrators conducting routine audits of fuel management logs discovered inconsistencies relative to gasoline purchased on the police department's account. Chief of Police, Willie Shaw, was notified and immediately ordered a criminal investigation into the matter.

Based on information and evidence gathered during that process, Shreveport Police detectives assigned to the Caddo-Shreveport White Collar Crimes Task Force obtained an arrest warrant charging Corporal Alvin Harvey, 35, with a single count of misdemeanor theft. Harvey surrendered to authorities at the Caddo Correctional Center Friday evening.

Harvey, who joined the department in March of 2004, was initially placed on paid administrative leave back on February 7, 2014 amid the ongoing inquiry in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Shreveport Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board which states: "When an employee is charged with a felony he shall, and if a misdemeanor he may, be immediately relieved of duty and placed on "departmental leave" for up to one week at full pay and with continuing seniority".

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