NOPD officer charged with domestic battery

An NOPD officer is expected to turn himself in Thursday to be arrested on a charge of domestic abuse.

Marcel Albert, a five-year veteran of the force, is suspended without pay, according to Deputy Chief Arlinda Westbrook.

The Orleans District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Wednesday following an internal investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau.

Albert is charged with domestic abuse battery involving strangulation. No other details were released.

Albert is the brother of NOPD Deputy Chief Darryl Albert.

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