Questions have been raised over NOPD captain Sabrina Richardson's position on a state board that oversees punishments for state police troopers, as she is currently under investigation by the Orleans District Attorney's office.
NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson confirms to FOX 8 that 11 NOPD officers are under federal investigation by the FBI. It comes as FOX 8 learns there could be more discrepancies involving at least one officer and paid detail work.
A senior special agent for the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has been suspended without pay after separate investigations by the Office of Inspector General and FOX 8 News questioned the employee’s use of the police detail program.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson indicated in an interview with FOX 8 that the investigation into the department’s detail program and the suspension of detail work for 26 police officers could take some time.
In an internal memo obtained by FOX 8, Deputy Superintendent Otha Sandifer said effective immediately 26 officers would be suspended from performing secondary employment, or detail work, until further notice.
A New Orleans police sergeant appeared to be behind the wheel of a racecar on multiple occasions instead of being behind the wheel of his patrol car for assigned duty shifts and specially-assigned details.