NEW ORLEANS (WVUE/Grey Information) — A New Orleans police officer was arrested final week for allegedly driving whereas on obligation and driving his flagged squad automotive into a number of autos.
In line with authorities, the officer’s blood alcohol content material was greater than twice the authorized restrict.
The NOPD stated Visitors Division officer Denzel Millon was taken into custody round 4am on July 28 after he “attacked a number of autos”.
The incident occurred close to the intersection of St. Peter and St. Joseph streets within the Warehouse District.
Millon submitted a breathalyzer take a look at that registered his blood alcohol content material at 0.186 p.c, which is greater than double the state restrict of 0.08 for legally working a motorized vehicle.
He was booked with the DWI and was driving on a lane closed to visitors.
help Shaun Ferguson publicly acknowledged Millon’s arrest for the primary time throughout a press convention on different issues Wednesday at NOPD headquarters.
“As is customary, he shall be reassigned pending additional investigation,” Ferguson stated. “He has been arrested, he has his proper to due course of, however shall be reassigned pending these investigations.”
The officer’s arrest was a poorly stored secret in legislation enforcement circles however was closed to the town’s Municipal and Visitors Court docket final Thursday as a result of roof injury prevented reporters from accessing data of the incident.
On Wednesday, Ferguson defended that the NOPD had not reported the arrest to the general public for the previous six days.
“For those who do not ask us, we’re not going to simply go and inform you,” Ferguson stated with a shrug. “We do not have to report every part like that. We aren’t obliged to do that. Nonetheless, it is not one thing we’re hiding both. It is simply one thing that occurred and now we’ll inform you about it.”
Ferguson balked when requested in regards to the division’s obvious lack of transparency concerning the officer’s arrest.
“I do not agree with that,” he stated. “We have not accomplished that previously. We have by no means accomplished that earlier than. I am undecided should you’re conversant in this, however we have by no means accomplished it. However when requested, we admit.”
Donovan Livaccari, the legal professional representing Millon of the Fraternal Order of Police chapter, didn’t instantly reply to a name in search of touch upon the case.
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