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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD OFFICER PLACED ON EMERGENCY SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY

July 14, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the NOPD announced that Officer Christopher Carter has been placed on emergency suspension without pay based on a Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) investigation into allegations of domestic abuse.

PIB launched an investigation on January 27, 2014 after receiving a complaint. As a result of the investigation, the NOPD placed Carter on administrative reassignment on May 25, 2014.

In conjunction with the PIB investigation, today the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office filed a Bill of Information on Carter for Criminal Charges of R.S. 14:35.3 (L) relative to Domestic Abuse Battery involving Strangulation and R.S. 14: 35.3 relative to Domestic Abuse Battery. Based on this action, the NOPD placed Carter on emergency suspension without pay.

The PIB investigation is on-going.

Carter is a 10-year veteran of the NOPD and was most recently assigned to the Special Operation Division Tactical Unit.

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Last updated: 10/29/2014 1:37:28 PM

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