Terminated: NOPD issues statement on officer dismissal

Terminated: NOPD issues statement on officer dismissal
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(Verbatim) -- A New Orleans Police Officer was terminated Friday, December 4, 2020.

Sergeant Anthony Edenfield was found in violation of the NOPD Professional Conduct and Moral Conduct policies.

The Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) investigated Edenfield's social media comments during May and June this year.

The posts were about publicized social unrest.

The post attributed to Edenfield were determined to be racially insensitive and inappropriate.

"Activities that threaten the public trust in the New Orleans Police Department are unacceptable.  Our officers are held to a higher standard, and this type of behavior cannot and will not be tolerated", said NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.