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NOPD: Officer choked and shoved girlfriend during argument

Officer Robert Hurst (Source: FOX 8 Photo) Officer Robert Hurst (Source: FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Police Department placed a 11-year veteran on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested Wednesday in Chalmette for his involvement in a domestic dispute.

Officer Robert Hurst was off-duty and inside his house when he got into an argument with his girlfriend, police said. The victim told investigators the argument turned physical and Hurst began to push and her and pull her hair.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to the incident and arrested Hurst for simple battery.

Following the arrest, the NOPD Public Integrity Bureau placed Hurst on suspension. PIB also confiscated Hurst's department-issued property and firearm.

Hurst made headlines in March of 2011 after photos and videos posted on a video-upload website showed a woman wearing a real NOPD uniform shirt inside two Uptown bars. 

In 2014, he was placed on emergency suspension without pay on following allegations of domestic abuse. He was charged with attempted murder, but those charges were later dropped by the District Attorney's Office.

Hurst was assigned to the NOPD Fifth District.

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