Thanks to rapes and beatings at Kokopelli's downtown and the failure of authorities to directly address the problem, Shreveport bars and clubs will have to add licensed security guards, install outside surveillance cameras and be more forthcoming about the identity of managers under suggested changes to the city's liquor license laws.
The proposals are part of a 56-point plan offered by Police Chief Henry Whitehorn to address safety concerns at clubs, particularly watering holes in downtown Shreveport.
The safety plan includes seven suggested law changes and 49 recommendations for clubs. The recommendations include using ID verification machines and cover how to handle concerns of people living near clubs.
"A lot of clubs mean well, but a lot of them don't have the experience," said Cpl. Russell Collins, of the Shreveport Police Department.
Collins, who handles alcohol and sexually oriented business licensing, created most of the safety proposal.
From The Times
We published our thoughts on this when it was first proposed to copy New York's 58 point plan. Apparently, 2 of the points were lost in Cpl Collins' rendition. It will be interesting to see the originial New York plan and compare it to the current Shreveport plan.
Our article is here, if you'd like to refresh your memory.
Chief Whitehorn is Wrong