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Posted: Tuesday, 05 August 2014 3:21PM

NOPD suspends another officer without pay



The NOPD released the following statement this afternoon, announcing that yet another officer has been placed on emergency suspension without pay.

Officer David Aranda was allegedly driving drunk over the weekend.  He has been on the NOPD for five years.

His is the 5th New Orleans Police officers arrested and suspended since July 11th, less than a month ago.

Click here to read about the four other suspeneded officers..,.

Here is the NOPD release on Aranda's arrest and suspension:

Today, the New Orleans Police Department announced that 26-year-old NOPD Officer David Aranda has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated on Saturday, August 2, 2014. 

Around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Causeway Police Department noticed Aranda driving erratically in his personal vehicle while heading northbound on the Causeway Bridge in St. Tammany Parish. Causeway Police stopped Aranda and administered a Standard Field Sobriety Test after detecting alcohol on Aranda's breath. Aranda failed the test and, as a result, Causeway Police placed Aranda under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.

Following the arrest, as is NOPD protocol, NOPD Public Integrity Bureau immediately placed Aranda on emergency suspension without pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. 

Aranda is a 5-year veteran of the NOPD and was most recently assigned to the First District. 

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