NOPD: Suspended Officer Faces Attempted Murder Charge

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Friday, the NOPD announced ten-year veteran officer Robert Hurst had been placed on emergency suspension without pay.

According to a statement, the move was based on an investigation by the department’s Public Integrity Bureau involving allegations of domestic abuse.  The investigation began in April, according to the statement.

The department also says the district attorney’s office filed a bill of information including charges of attempted murder and battery.