Today, the NOPD reached agreements with several officers who had been found to be in violation of policy regarding secondary employment. These officers were found to have committed minor infractions of the departmental policy.
As part of the individual agreements, these officers will each serve two-day suspensions and receive letters of reprimand, which will go into their permanent records. Per NOPD policy, officers may utilize furlough days in lieu of suspension for up to 10 days.
The negotiated settlements were formulated, reviewed and agreed upon by all parties involved including the NOPD and the Independent Police Monitor. The IPM was present at each settlement meeting.
“While these corrective actions have been agreed upon by all parties involved, this does not mean the investigation ends here.” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. “As I have previously stated, the NOPD and IPM take this situation very seriously. We are working with the Office of Police Secondary Employment to identify and correct any gaps or human errors in the process. We also continue to work with the IPM to conduct a systemic review of each violation of our secondary employment policy. Through this investigation, we will hold accountable all officers found to be in violation.”