SHREVEPORT, La. -- A Shreveport Police officer has been arrested following an investigation for an undisclosed violation, according to a news release Tuesday from Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond.
Cpl. Dylan Hudson surrendered to police this morning and was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on a charge of malfeasance in office. His bond was set at $25,000.
Hudson was placed on paid leave on Aug. 8 following a criminal investigation, Raymond said in the release.
No details were given about the investigation other than "information indicating Hudson possibly violated a criminal statute was discovered," the release states.
Detective supervisors obtained a warrant for Hudson's arrest.
The rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board mandate that, “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," the release states.
Raymond released the following statement:
“Corporal Dylan Hudson has been on departmental leave since August 8, 2019, at which time we initiated a criminal investigation into possible violations of state law. He will remain on leave pending the outcome of an administrative investigation concerning alleged policy violations. This is an ongoing criminal matter and Corporal Hudson is innocent until proven guilty. From an administrative standpoint, our officers are accountable for their actions and if he is ultimately found to have violated our policies and procedures then he will be dealt with appropriately.”