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2 officers with Covington PD face charges

3 years 6 months 5 days ago March 25, 2013 Mar 25, 2013 Monday, March 25 2013 March 25, 2013 4:20 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office.

Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident was uncovered in January however the department's Internal Affairs Unit said it occurred in November.

Adams, who was on the force for four years, resigned when the investigation began.

Harper has been with the department since June 2011. He is currently on unpaid leave.

Both men were booked at the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Each was released on $7,500 bond.

It was not immediately known whether Adams had an attorney; Harper's lawyer, Christina Voelkel, was in court and unavailable for comment.

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