Jaquerus Turner and Delandro Washington

Jaquerus Turner and Delandro Washington

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Two Shreveport police officers have been arrested, according to statements released Monday morning by Police Chief Ben Raymond. 

Delandro Washington, 28, was arrested Saturday on a charge of improper telephone communications, improper language, harassment. He's on leave pending further investigation, Raymond said. 

Jaquerus Turner. 24, was also arrested Saturday on charges of domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse battery with child endangerment. He's still incarcerated in the Caddo Correctional Center. 

He's also on leave pending further investigation, Raymond said.

According to the arrest report, Washington was arrested after his estranged wife called for assistance, reporting that Washington sent several messages starting on Jan. 21 and continuing to Jan. 23 that contained "obscene, profane, vulgar language. The messages also contained threatening illegal or immoral acts with intent to coerce, intimidate or harass the victim." 

The victim told Washington to stop texting but he continued, the report states. 

As for Turner, officers were dispatched to the Cedar Creek Apartments where a woman said Turner, identified as her live-in boyfriend, slapped her in the face while they argued, according to the arrest report. 

The officer's report indicates the woman had a bruise developing under her chin and jaw bone. She also had a broken fingernail and bruise on her left arm. She went to the hospital to be checked out.

There were two young children and a 15-year-old in the apartment when the argument took place. The teen was a witness to the incident, the report states. 

"A full administrative inquiry into the incident will take place following the criminal investigation," Raymond said about both officers. 

 

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