Slidell Louisiana Police Officer Claude Stevens arrested on Domestic Abuse Charge



Sgt. Claude Stevens, a 14-year Slidell Louisiana Police Department veteran, was arrested Wednesday for domestic abuse after an altercation with his wife, according to a police spokesman.

 Sgt. Stevens was charged with simple battery domestic abuse and placed on administrative leave.


The incident happened Sunday, according to police. The Slidell Police Department has launched an internal investigation.

“If Sgt. Stevens is found guilty on these charges he will face disciplinary action,” Chief Randy Smith said. Stevens turned himself in to police and was released after posting a $459 bond. He was reassigned to the patrol division while the case is investigated.


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