2 New Orleans officers face suspension
NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans police officers will be placed on emergency suspension after each was charged with battery and malfeasance in office in two separate incidents that occurred last year.
Department spokeswoman Remi Braden says Lt. Mike Field and Officer Jamal Kendrick will be suspended without pay.
Field allegedly struck a seated and handcuffed man repeatedly on Feb. 19, 2012, at the Eighth District Police Station. Results of an investigation were turned over to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, which filed charges Tuesday against the 28-year veteran of the department.
An Oct. 13 video recording shows Kendrick, who joined the force in September 2009, handcuffing a motorist and then striking him.