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NOPD Sgt. Reassigned After Remark About Obama

NOPD Sgt. Reassigned After Remark About Obama

Police say they have reassigned a sergeant accused of making an offensive remark about President Barack Obama ahead of his Friday visit to New Orleans.

Police say in a news release that Sgt. Chris Landry was reassigned after making the comment about Obama during a training event Thursday. Police would not discuss details of the incident or whether Landry had been originally assigned to a role during Obama's visit.

In a statement, chief Ronal Serpas says Landry was reassigned because the police training program was designed to improve officers' interaction with the public. The department would not provide details of his reassignment.

The department and the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents officers, are investigating.

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