A Shreveport Police Department communications officer is arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Just after 5:30 last night, patrol officers were called to a home in the 5600 block of Buncombe Road to a report of domestic trouble. Patrolmen talked with an adult female, who reported her boyfriend, 23-year-old Fredrick Freeman, assaulted her.

Officers detained Freeman and the department's Domestic Violence Unit was called in to investigate. Based on information gathered during their probe, Freeman was charged with one count of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment. Freeman was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

Freeman was hired by the department in October 2015. He's been placed on departmental leave by Interim Police Chief Alan Crump. According to rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board, "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."

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