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NOPD superintendent’s son arrested, accused of battery against two New Orleans officers

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 7:59 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The son of NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson was arrested Friday (Oct. 1), accused of battery against two New Orleans police officers who responded to an alleged dispute at the headquarters of the city’s Sewerage & Water Board.

Court records show Shane Ferguson, 24, was booked with two counts of battery of a police officer, two counts of simple assault, and single counts of simple criminal damage to property and trespassing. He remained jailed at the Orleans Justice Center as of Saturday morning, awaiting a court appearance for bail to be set.

According to police, officers were called to the SWB main office 600 block of Joseph Street for the report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they encountered their superintendent’s son involved in an argument and making threats to fellow SWB employees.

When the officers attempted to remove Shane Ferguson from the building, he allegedly slapped an officer, spit on another and damaged their police cruiser by kicking its window and door after being arrested.

A NOPD spokesperson said, “This incident is being treated as any other incident of this nature would be.”

This is not the first time Shane Ferguson has been arrested. He was arrested for domestic violence the day his father was sworn in as the successor to the former NOPD Superintendent. That case ultimately was refused by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office after the alleged victim stopped cooperating with prosecutors.

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