The New Orleans Police Department today suspended two officers: Emelda Blanco, a 25-year-veteran of the force, and her son, a 3-year member of the NOPD.
In a press release, the NOPD says both “were arrested and booked today with one count of Simple Battery.”
According to spokesman Officer Hilal Williams, the two cops were arrested for their involvement in a “disturbance” early Sunday at Robertson’s Vieux Carre Lounge on Basin Street.
The mother and son crime-fighters reportedly instigated a fight that involved a security guard at the lounge.
Both are on suspension without pay “pending an investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau,” according to the news release.
The arrests and suspensions of the Blancos come on the same day that the NOPD fired a senior officer implicated in the Henry Glover case.
NOPD Captain Jeffery Winn, a 25-year veteran of the force, was fired “due to neglect of duty,” the police department said in a statement.
Winn commanded the New Orleans Police SWAT team and supervised two officers charged with burning the body of Henry Glover, a man shot by another NOPD officer after Hurricane Katrina.
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