New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'
NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl.
Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was being processed for intake on Tuesday. Police did not specify the nature of that force, but said Saulney reported the incident to his supervisor, who reviewed surveillance footage and contacted the Public Integrity Bureau Force Investigation Team.
That unit investigated Wednesday and suspended Saulney without pay, pending the completion of its investigation.
Police said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice, federal consent decree monitor and Independent Police Monitor have all been notified of the investigation.
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