3 New Orleans officers fired, 1 suspended over use of force

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Video from a body-worn camera has led to the firing of three New Orleans police officers and the suspension of a fourth.

Police say in a Wednesday news release that one of the fired officers, Alfred Moran, allegedly struck a handcuffed man who had been detained for alleged public drunkenness. The other officers failed to report the incident.

The Sept. 30 incident happened at the police station in the French Quarter. Police said it followed an argument between Moran and the handcuffed man. The man did not require hospitalization.

A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, whose lawyers represented the officers, said an appeal has been filed. Donovan Livaccari (lih-vah-CARE’-ee) said the video evidence was inconclusive.

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