Police officer arrested, fired from department

BOSSIER CITY, La (KYTX) - A Bossier City police officer has lost his job with the department after criminal charges were filed against him as the result of investigations by detectives and personnel with the Internal Affairs Division.

Joseph Michael Caples, 38, of Bossier City was arrested today on a criminal warrant charging him with burglary.

Caples is accused of coming into possession of two stolen saxophones that had been taken in a vehicle burglary and then pawning the instruments at a pawn shop for $750 thus leaving the pawn shop at a financial loss.

Caples was booked in the Bossier City Jail this morning after Chief of Police Shane McWilliams terminated his employment with the department. His bond is set at $15,000. Caples had been working with the Bossier City Police Department for nearly 11 years and had been assigned to the patrol division.


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