Aug 15, 2011 10:22 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Shreveport officer to face trial this week

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport police officer fired twice from his job amid criminal allegations - but reinstated each time by the city's civil service board - goes to trial this week for allegedly striking a woman at a party.
The Times reports Sgt. Joey Willis is scheduled for trial Thursday on one charge of misdemeanor simple battery.
The allegation stems from an Oct. 9 incident at a Shreveport party during which a Bossier City woman claims Willis hit her in the face with enough force to knock off her glasses.
Willis told investigators that the woman came at him in a confrontational manner and he "pushed" her off of himself.
Willis' Shreveport attorney, Eron Brainard, did not return The Times' phone calls seeking comment.


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