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NEW ORLEANS -- An arrest warrant has been issued for New Orleans taxi cab inspector Wilton Joiner.

Joiner is facing a state battery charge for an incident with a French Quarter tour guide.

He allegedly slammed the tour guide against a car for refusing to give up her permit.

The NOPD says Joiner is now facing a battery charge in state court in connection with the incident that was caught on camera.

Joiner was supposed to turn himself into police, but never showed.

Joiner was suspended following the altercation.

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