NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Another New Orleans police officer is facing battery charges, this time after they allegedly got in a fight with the wife of a high-ranking NOPD commander.
Officer Nyketi Addison, who worked in the investigative bureau, was reassigned July 3, and an internal investigation was launched immediately after the incident a day before, according to the NOPD’s public affairs division.
According to court documents, Addison was cited for fighting with the wife of a high-ranking NOPD supervisor, Fifth Police District Commander Chris Goodly.
Addison’s attorney, Donovan Livaccari, of the Fraternal Order of Police, said she did not start the fight.
“Officer Addison is a victim in this incident,” he said. “I certainly hope that the Public Integrity Bureau treats other victims better than they treated Officer Addison. Normally, victims don’t get charged with a crime unless they actually committed one.”
Karen Goodly also faces simple battery, according to court records.
Addison is the third NOPD officer to face a battery charge this month.
Officer Christopher Carter faces one count of domestic abuse battery, and another count of domestic abuse battery involving strangulation.
Detective Robert Hurst faces simple battery steaming from allegations of domestic abuse. He was charged with attempted second degree murder, but that charge was dropped a week later.