Black Woman Police Officer Shot Dead in Her Driveway — By Her Boyfriend! Part 2

Shreveport, LA — Chatéri Payne, a rookie Shreveport police officer, died after being shot by her boyfriend and the father of her child in the driveway of their home. Her boyfriend, Treveon Anderson, as well as two other men, have been arrested on second-degree murder charges in connection to the killing.

Anderson, who is 26 years old, Pierre, who is 22 years old, and another man, Glenn Frierson, who is 38 years old, were arrested on Tuesday on preliminary charges of second-degree murder in the January 9 death of Payne.

On January 9, Anderson called 911 to report that Payne had been shot. Police officers who responded found her wounded in her police uniform as she was preparing to go to work at that time. She was taken to a hospital, where she died roughly two hours from the call.

Anderson was taken to a detective’s office to be questioned. He initially claimed that an unknown assailant, whom he tried to chase, attacked Payne.

“He advised he was inside of the residence when he heard gunshots, and then went outside and shot at a person wearing all black clothing, whom he believed to be the suspect,” police Chief Ben Raymond said. “He (claimed he) then noticed that Officer Payne had been shot.”

He was released the next morning after hearing his account. However, due to an undisclosed reason, investigators believed Anderson was lying and he was actually the one who shot Payne.

According to a police report, Pierre told investigators in a videotaped interview “that he witnessed Treveon Anderson shoot Payne multiple times, resulting in her death.” He admitted that he participated in the crime and also implicated that Frierson was present during the murder.

Pierre led the investigators to where he hid the weapon used in the murder and they have found a .40-caliber handgun, which was not Payne’s service weapon, according to Raymond.

Raymond also said that the couple’s 2-year-old child was at the home when the shooting happened but he believed the child didn’t witness it.

Police have not yet released a motive in the killing but said that Pierre and Frierson were “accomplices.”

The three suspects are being held on a $500,000 bail each. They are set to appear to court on April 30 for a preliminary examination. Should they be convicted of second-degree murder, they will each face a life term in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence.

Daycare Worker Caught on Video Pulling Young Black Girl’s Hair, Forcing Her to Eat

Lubbock, TX — My Little Playhouse, a daycare center in Texas, is under fire after one of its workers was caught on video pulling a young black girl’s hair trying to make her eat her food. Police and state officials are now investigating the situation.

The video shows the daycare worker pulling on the girl’s braided hair, seemingly forcing her to follow her instructions and eat in a cafeteria while other children are around.

The officials of the daycare, My Little Playhouse, confirmed that the worker shown on the video and the worker who took the video has been terminated already.

They have issued a statement saying, “The owners and Directors of My Little Playhouse Learning Center LLC were made aware of video footage posted on social media at approximately 11:45 a.m. Staff involved were fired immediately. Local authorities (LPD) has been notified and are investigating accordingly. Texas Department of Childcare Licensing has also been notified.”

Paul Zimmerman, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, said that the agency will also conduct an investigation regarding the incident for apparent abuse or neglect. The Department of Health and Human Resources, which handles licenses for child care providers, will decide depending on the results of the investigation.

Meanwhile, Shanna Walker, the grandmother of the girl on the video was shocked and furious when she watched the video 20 minutes before she came to the daycare to pick up her granddaughter. She thought that the daycare workers are “supposed to be people that are taking care of [the kids] that has their well being at heart,” she told WLBT.

“I know that everyone thinks that their grandchildren are the best,” she added. “But this little girl, she is the sweetest little girl that you could ever know. And she’s very quiet and very timid. So, for her to sit there and just to pull on her hair — it’s very infuriating. I mean I’m standing here right now, feeling like I’m about to boil over.”