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New Orleans police officer arrested after string of home invasions

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A rookie New Orleans police officer has found himself on the other side of the law. That's after a number of home invasions, thought to have been committed by a police impersonator.

Officer Darrius Clipps is charged with aggravated burglary and sexual assault.  New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley says Clipps was on the force about a year. Clipps is accused of bursting into homes, demanding drugs and money, and asking the homeowners to take off their clothes.

After a composite sketch came forward of the suspect, several officers recognized Clipps. One witness even remembered Clipps' badge number. He resigned after his arrest. 

Clipps has been booked with malfeasance in office, sexual battery, false imprisonment with a weapon, simple and aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

 

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