Police: Son of new NOPD chief arrested

Police: Son of new NOPD chief arrested

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The son of the newly sworn-in NOPD chief was arrested Tuesday (Jan. 22) in connection with a “domestic dispute," NOPD spokesman Andy Cunningham said.

Shane Ferguson, 21, turned himself in Tuesday evening for an incident that occurred over the weekend, Cunningham said. His father, Shaun Ferguson, was sworn in as the new superintendent Friday.

“While this is a family matter, Chief Ferguson wants to be clear that the NOPD will conduct a proper and complete investigation just like we do in every case,” Cunningham said.

Ferguson was booked on a domestic battery charge and was released on a $300 bond.

He is expected to appear in municipal court Wednesday.

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