NOPD Recruit Placed On Emergency Suspension

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.

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