Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy arrested for aggravated assault, fired

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NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested and fired as he faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm in connection with three separate incidents spanning three New Orleans police districts.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1eDSO82 ) 30-year-old Paul Sylvester was booked Tuesday. Details of the allegations against Sylvester were unavailable, but New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble said the deputy is suspected of incidents in the 6th, 3rd and 7th districts.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, in a statement, said it first suspended Sylvester and then fired him after his arrest. The statement didn't cite any details on the incidents that led to Sylvester's arrest, citing the police investigation.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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