NOPD OFFICER PLACED ON EMERGENCY SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY FOLLOWING ARREST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01/06/2015
NOPD OFFICER PLACED ON EMERGENCY SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY FOLLOWING ARREST
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the NOPD announced that Officer Tony Burrell has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested Monday in St. Bernard Parish.

On January 5, 2014, Burrell was involved in a domestic disturbance in a home located in the 2600 block of Pirate Drive in Chalmette, Louisiana. Following an investigation by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Burrell was arrested for violating Louisiana Revised Statue 14:103 Relative to Disturbing the Peace (Domestic).

The NOPD Public Integrity Bureau placed Burrell on emergency suspension without pay pending the outcome of an administrative investigation. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation.

Burrell is a five-year veteran of the NOPD and was most recently assigned to the NOPD Fifth District.

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