Caddo Animal Services Director Resigning After Investigation

Everett Harris

SHREVEPORT, LA (AP) — Officials say the Caddo Parish director of animal services and mosquito control will be on "protected leave" until he resigns Dec. 1.

         The Shreveport Times’ Alexandria Burris reports the parish announced Everett Harris' planned resignation in a news release Friday.

         The parish hired an independent investigator several weeks ago to look into an allegation of unprofessional conduct by Harris, but results have not been released.

         Harris was put on paid administrative leave in late August after a post he made to the Caddo Parish Animal Services Facebook page. It showed a newspaper clipping of dogs with Stars of David and Nazi symbols drawn on their heads. The photo was criticized by animal-rights groups and the local Jewish community.

         Caddo Paris officials had said Harris accidentally posted the picture.

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