“You will be put in prison if I am not released”

A police report filed by the New Orleans Police Department has shed light on new details regarding Peter Bowen, director of the New Orleans Office of External Affairs and Services, and his arrest. Bowen was arrested on December 17 on suspicion of impaired driving. According to jail records, Bowen was arrested on five counts. He is charged with property damage, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving on a road to traffic lane and lack of proof of automobile insurance. In the police report, NOPD officer Larry Adams said Bowen had glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong smell of alcohol. Adams added that Bowen had made several comments regarding his position in city government. Shaun Ferguson and that Officer Adams would be put in jail if he was not released. The report also states that Bowen “kicked passenger doors on several occasions and slammed his body and head into the separation between the officer and the prisoner.” threw himself on the ground “a bit like a fish” trying to hurt himself. Bowen’s position in the city includes oversight of code enforcement and short-term rentals. Cantrell’s administration hired Bowen after serving as local general manager of Sonder, one of the city’s largest short-term rental property managers. Bowen has also been an important face for the city’s enforcement of coronavirus restrictions during the pandemic. Beau Tidwell, director of communications for Cantrell, made the following statement regarding Bowen’s arrest: “The mayor’s office is aware of the incident, which is the subject of an active and ongoing investigation by the NOPD. . Mayor Cantrell expects full responsibility in this matter. Bowen has been on an emergency suspension without pay, Tidwell said, pending a full investigation. Bowen is the second top city official charged with impaired driving this year. In January, Collin Arnold, the city’s director of homeland security, was arrested after apparently crashing his city-supplied SUV into another vehicle in Mid-City. He was suspended from duty for 60 days and the mayor revoked his driving privileges. Arnold pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge and his case was transferred from the municipal traffic court to the Orleans criminal district court. The city attorney usually pursues cases in the traffic court, creating a conflict of interest in the case. The Orleans district attorney’s office did not respond immediately for an update on the status of Arnold’s case.

A police report filed by the New Orleans Police Department has shed light on new details regarding Peter Bowen, director of the New Orleans Office of External Affairs and Services, and his arrest.

Bowen was arrested on December 17 on suspicion of impaired driving.

According to jail records, Bowen was arrested on five counts.

He is charged with property damage, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving on a road to traffic lane and lack of proof of automobile insurance.

In the police report, NOPD officer Larry Adams said Bowen had glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong smell of alcohol.

Adams added that Bowen made several comments regarding his position in city government.

The report also states that Bowen was “close friends of Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and that Constable Adams would be put in jail if he. [Bowen] has not been released. “

After being placed in the Adams Police Unit, the report says Bowen pulled on the handle trying to escape hard enough to break the inside door handle.

The report also states that Bowen “kicked passenger doors on several occasions and slammed his body and head into the separation between the officer and the prisoner.”

Once placed in the holding cell, Adams said in the report that Bowen jumped up with his hands cuffed and threw himself to the ground “much like a fish” trying to injure himself.

Bowen’s position in the city includes oversight of code enforcement and short-term rentals. Cantrell’s administration hired Bowen after serving as local general manager of Sonder, one of the city’s largest short-term rental property managers.

Bowen has also been an important face for the city’s enforcement of coronavirus restrictions during the pandemic.

Beau Tidwell, director of communications for Cantrell, made the following statement regarding Bowen’s arrest:

“The mayor’s office is aware of the incident, which is the subject of an active and continuing investigation by the NOPD. Mayor Cantrell expects full accountability in this matter.”

Bowen has been on an emergency suspension without pay, Tidwell said, pending a full investigation.

Bowen is the second top city official charged with impaired driving this year. In January, Collin Arnold, the city’s director of homeland security, was arrested after apparently crashing his city-supplied SUV into another vehicle in Mid-City. He was suspended from duty for 60 days and the mayor revoked his driving privileges.

Arnold pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge and his case was transferred from the municipal traffic court to the Orleans criminal district court. The city attorney usually pursues cases in the traffic court, creating a conflict of interest in the case. The Orleans district attorney’s office did not respond immediately for an update on the status of Arnold’s case.

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