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NOPD officer suspended after threatening to run over protesters on social media

4 months 1 week 21 hours ago Friday, June 12 2020 Jun 12, 2020 June 12, 2020 4:26 PM June 12, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer was stripped of all policing powers after he made disturbing posts on social media.

NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Friday that Sgt. Anthony Edenfield was decommissioned pending an internal investigation into comments he made online. 

WWL-TV reports Edenfield called protesters "animals" on social media and commented that he would run them over with his vehicle or shoot them if he felt it was necessary. The posts first began circulating on social media about a week ago and date back to May, when protests first began in the wake of the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis.

There is currently no indication that Edenfield was part of the NOPD response to protests throughout the area in recent weeks, according to NOLA.com.

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