NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD has arrested two officers and begun termination proceedings after the Public Integrity Bureau investigated their involvement in an off-duty incident where the officers committed battery on a man in the area near the 400 block of South St. Patrick Street.
The two officers involved in the incident are John Galman and Spencer Sutton. Both have been arrested and charged with simple battery. PIB investigators are continuing their investigation to determine whether more serious charges are warranted.
According to NOPD, the victim sustained severe injuries and was taken to the hospital. He has since been released.
The PIB investigation, which began early Tuesday morning, discovered sufficient evidence that Galman and Sutton were the aggressors in the assault.
Both officers recently graduated from the NOPD Training Academy in December of 2017 and are still in a probationary employment period.
Following is a statement from Superintendent Michael Harrison.