Caddo Parish

Caddo Parish, Louisiana

505 Travis St 8th Fl
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6900
Fax: (318) 429-7630

On northwestern border of panhandle of LA; organized Jan 18, 1838 from Natchitoches Parish. Name Origin: For name of a group of tribes of Caddoan linguistic stock. Derived from one of the tribal groups, the Kadohadacho ('real chiefs') Confederacy

Area (sq mi):: 936.90 (land 881.99; water 54.91) Population per square mile: 284.90
Population 2005: 251,309 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 252,161 (White 52.20%; Black or African American 44.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,839; median household $31,467; Population below poverty level: 21.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,131-$28,884
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Shreveport County seat (198,675)

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    Booker Thomas, 43, a former employee of the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter, admitted to District Judge John D.
    The company has reached an agreement, subject to definitive documentation, with respect to an acreage swap on a portion of the company's leasehold in the Bethany-Longstreet Field of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, which would add ten 10,000 foot laterals to its operated inventory.
    Kesha Kestler, a former accountant for the $1.3 billion Barksdale Federal Credit Union in Bossier City, La., was arrested last week for allegedly stealing nearly 50,000 from dormant accounts, including one of a deceased member, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's office.
    Today, Whitaker is a high school teacher by day, who handles ACT test preparation throughout the Caddo Parish school district in Shreveport, and a published poetess and spoken-word artist by night.
    is characterized as a "personality-driven system" where "only a tiny handful of prosecutors are responsible for a vastly disproportionate number of deadi sentences." A telling quote in the report's introduction from former Caddo Parish, Louisiana, District Attorney Dale Cox helps illuminate why certain prosecutors so vigorously pursue death sentences: "I think we need to kill more people," he declared, adding, "revenge...brings to us a visceral satisfaction." Said another prosecutor of his former colleague, Donnie Myers of Lexington, Kentucky: "The only reason he gets up in the morning is to try death penalty cases.
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    In Caddo Parish, 'fabricated metal products' comprise about 99.5% of TRI-reporting facilities; and in St.
    These are the words of a former district attorney who routinely and proudly sought the death penalty in Caddo Parish. At least, until he recently recognized that he sent an innocent man to death.
    Charlotte Hinson, who teaches in a Caddo Parish public school, wrote to the Shreveport Times recently after that newspaper published articles favorable to evolution.
    Last Thursday, prosecutors filed a motion to vacate Ford's conviction and sentence, saying that in late 2013 "credible evidence" came to their attention "supporting a finding that Ford was neither present at, nor a participant in, the robbery and murder of Isadore Rozeman." If prosecution had been privy to the information initially, the motion said, "Ford might not even have been arrested or indicted for this offense." Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Catherine Estopinal declined on Tuesday to elaborate on what she termed "a recent development" that prompted prosecutors to reverse course.