Jefferson drops charges against OPP deputy

By Matt Davis, The Lens staff writer |

The District Attorney’s Office in Jefferson Parish has dropped all charges against a jailhouse sergeant at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office booked in April with domestic abuse battery and aggravated assault.

Sgt. William Holmes was arrested at his home April 9 after his wife called 911 and later told police that he threatened her with a handgun in front of their three small children.

Suspended deputy loses part-time constable job after being accused of beating woman

By Matt Davis, The Lens staff writer |

An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy arrested and suspended Monday after being booked with simple assault also has been fired from his second job as a deputy constable after being accused of a separate assault this month, records show. And even before being fired from his part-time position at Second City Court, on the West Bank of New Orleans, Mark Andry was put on probation after being accused of stealing property from people he was evicting.

Deputy who punched girlfriend in face has been fired; not the first encounter with law

By Matt Davis, The Lens staff writer |

An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy who was fired recently after admitting he punched his girlfriend in the face had other brushes with the law before he was hired less than a year ago, according to records and interviews with an alleged statutory rape victim’s mother. It’s unclear whether Sheriff Marlin Gusman knew the extent of the Baton Rouge rape accusation involving Stephen Thomas before Thomas was promoted to full deputy in July 2010.