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Veteran New Orleans police sergeant placed on emergency suspension following arrest

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NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police say a veteran officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on charges of filing or maintaining false public records and theft of goods over $1,500.

In news release, police say Tuesday's arrested of Sgt. Ashish Shah came after an investigation of possible criminal behavior involving an off-duty detail.

A police spokesman says details about the alleged criminal behavior were not being released, citing an on-going criminal investigation.

Shah is a 17-year veteran of the department and most recently was assigned to the 4th District.

Jail officials couldn't provide the name of a defense attorney to comment on the charges.

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