An NOPD recruit was placed on emergency suspension Sunday after being charged with domestic abuse battery.
29-year-old Justin Hammonds was arrested by Jefferson Parish deputies following an early morning incident at an apartment in the 2000 block of Oak Creek Road in unincorporated Harahan. His 28-year-old wife told authorities that she had been struck several times.
Following his arrest, the NOPD Public Integrity Bureau immediately placed Hammonds on suspension. Hammonds is a member of NOPD Recruit Class #179 which began training in December,
The NOPD says the Bureau will conduct the investigation.