The Shreveport City Council was to discuss the possible repeal of the law outlawing pants worn below the waistline with underwear exposed. The move comes after the Feb. 5 death of 31-year-old Anthony Childs.
News outlets report that police confronted Childs over the saggy pants and that at some point Childs pulled out a gun and shot himself in the chest. The coroner’s report also noted three nonlethal bullet wounds from an officer who fired from a distance.
Some have criticized the police, saying Childs shouldn’t have been confronted for wearing saggy pants. Childs’ sister questioned why police fired at Childs after he was on the ground.