Caddo Commissioner Steven Jackson Arrested: Impersonating Police
Caddo Parish Commissioner Steven P. Jackson was arrested on January 7th in Plain Dealing on a charge of impersonation of a police officer. According to Bossier City Police spokeswoman Erin Buchanan, the incident happened in Bossier City in November, 2022 at a business in the 3100 block of Airline Drive. According to the Bossier City Police Department, the complainant alleged an individual in an unmarked police model SUV identified himself as a police officer after he became involved in a disagreement that took place in the business' parking lot.
After a lengthy investigation, BCPD detectives determined that 36 year old Steven P. Jackson, of Shreveport, was the individual who identified himself as a member of law enforcement.
An arrest warrant was issued by the BCPD on a charge for false personation of a peace officer on January 5th, 2023. Jackson turned himself in to the Bossier Sheriff's office on January 7th, 2023.
John Settle with SettleTalk.com reported Monday morning Jackson had purchased a vehicle at an auction that was previously owned by a law enforcement agency. The marking of a law enforcement agency was still visible on the vehicle. Allegedly, Jackson stopped a private citizen under the pretense of being a law enforcement officer.
Jackson posted his response to the arrest on his website sjackson4caddo.com
On November 29 2022, just before walking into a political rally in Shreveport, I was approached by Detective Jason Warren with Bossier City PD regarding an incident alleged to have occurred earlier in that month in Bossier City. I fully cooperated with Mr. Warren and agreed to speak with him on multiple occasions with and without my legal representative present. One of these conversations was set to occur at his office and was suddenly canceled after we arrived with no attempt to reschedule. My question today is simply, why?
I have tremendous respect for the men and women who make up our Law Enforcement community, so you can imagine my shock upon learning of charges that I was being sought for impersonating a police officer. Continuing in the spirit of cooperation with BPD, this weekend, I submitted myself to the Bossier authorities as I have nothing to hide and nothing to run from. My legal representatives stand ready to ensure that justice will prevail in this matter. It is widely known among some that I buy, repair, restore, and resale retired police and other fleet vehicles at a very competitive price. I have been made aware that this has caused heartache for a select few. However, I believe in the free enterprise that this country thrives up and I will continue to operate business that is legal and ethical.
That said, I can not help but question the motivation for these charges and the methods employed. In my mind I continue to ask the question, "why?" Considering the timing and location of the initial contact by detective Warren, I pray this matter is not politically motivated. I am committed to the good work of the citizens of District-3 and Caddo Parish.
In this time of my life I am grounded in the scripture of Nehemiah 6:1-3 where God called Nehemiah to pray—to go—to rebuild—and to remain on the wall until the mission was accomplished.