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Minden Police Chief turns over arrest investigation to State Police

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper has submitted all the case of Aderrius Mitchel’s arrest to the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at approximately 9:45 am a Minden police officer was involved in the arrest of Aderrius Mitchel.

According to police reports, when Mitchel was approached by the Minden police officer, and asked to identify himself, Mitchel attempted to restrict the officer from exiting his vehicle, and fled on foot. A foot pursuit followed. As Mitchel ran around a corner of a residence, the Officer observed Mitchel pull a firearm from his front pocket or waistband.

When Mitchel was approached by the officer, and asked to identify himself, Mitchel attempted to restrict the Officer from exiting his vehicle, and fled on foot. A foot pursuit followed.

According to the report, as Mitchel ran around a corner of a residence, the officer observed Mitchel pull a firearm from his front pocket or waistband.

As the Officer continued the foot pursuit, he rounded the corner of the residence and observed the suspect attempting to exit the backyard of the residence, the officer observed the suspect no longer had the firearm in his hand, the officer took the suspect to the ground.

A short struggle took place between the Officer and the Mitchel. Mitchel refused to comply with the officer, but the officer finally gained control of the suspect, and placed him in custody.

During a portion of the struggle, bystanders began videoing the struggle between the Officer and Mitchel. This video was shared on social media.

On Monday, February 4, 2019 Chief Steve Cropper contacted the Louisiana State Police, Criminal Investigation Division, Shreveport, La. and requested an investigation into this matter. On February 6, 2019 all documents, reports, photos, and video were submitted to the Louisiana State Police, Criminal Investigation Division.