Based on the erroneous facebook post and subsequent comments concerning one of our officers and her arrest for speeding in Winn Parish, the Natchitoches Police Department is releasing the following statement:
On May 14 at 9:46 p.m., Natchitoches Police Officer Brittany Byrd was stopped for driving 100 MPH in a 55 MPH Zone by Sheriff Cranford Jordon on Hwy 84 in Winn Parish. As per their standard operating procedure, she was arrested and booked into the Winn Parish Jail and was released on a $10,000 bond. According to Sheriff Jordon himself, she did not attempt to flee nor did she ever tell them that she could not be arrested.
No police officer is above the Law. Officer Byrd will have to answer for her transgressions in Winn Parish. Additionally, Off. Byrd is under investigation by the Natchitoches Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit for potential policy violations. As this is a personnel matter, the Natchitoches Police department will have no further comments.