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Posted: Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:25AM

Serpas says beating case is not a 'knock-out' game



New Orleans police are trying to solve recent beating incidents in the French Quarter in which two men suffered severe head injuries.

New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas says they do know what led up to the Monday morning attack on musician Doug Potter, but did not go into details. 

''We know that it was not the knock out game, the urban issue that's running around the country, we know it was not that,'' Serpas said.

Click here to listen to Chief Serpas with WWL's Tommy Tucker.

''One suspect is in custody," Serpas added, "the other one's still at large and our violent offender unit is looking for him.''

Serpas is defending police protection in the French Quarter.  He says cops have a close working relationship with business owners, which he says is leading to a speedy round up of suspects.

''Our 8th District gets on these cases when they happen and we've had quite a bit of success lately, however it's always in our best interest to reduce it and be aggressive,'' he said.

Serpas says he is getting the cops all the assistance he can and he's "damn proud of them."

Click here for more on the arrest of one of two suspects.

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