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Feb 6, 2011 1:04 PM by Chris Welty

NOPD Fires 2 Cops Accused of Misconduct

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans police officers have been
fired for misconduct while on duty.
The Times Picayune reports Officer Carey Dykes, a 13-year
veteran, was fired this past week for numerous violations,
including having sex with a woman while on the clock, sleeping
while on duty and disregarding his police work.
Also, Officer Rydell Diggs, a nine-year veteran, was fired for
allegedly beating a man and lifting cash from his wallet during a
2007 traffic stop in the Carrollton neighborhood. Diggs was
prosecuted for the charges last year and acquitted in Criminal
District Court in a one-day judge trial.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas approved and signed off on
the dismissals.
Both officers can appeal the terminations.


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