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NOPD Officer Suspended Without Pay After YouTube Video Surfaces

NOPD Officer Suspended Without Pay After YouTube Video Surfaces

A fight on Canal Street caught on video and uploaded to YouTube has put a New Orleans Police officer on suspension without pay.

The video shows Cortez Hankton standing by calling for backup as two women brawl while a crowd watches.  A shirtless man then throws a few punches at one of the women before Hankton physically shoves him away.

The officers called for backup then arrive and break the two women up.

Supt. Ronal Serpas said Wednesday that no one could watch the video and believe Hankton did "everything he physically could have".

Serpas adds the video shows every other officer responding to the fight got involved.

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

 

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