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NEWORLEANS-- Ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to New Orleans, an NOPD sergeant was reassigned after making an offensive comment about the president, according to police department officials.

Sgt. Chris Landry was reassigned after making a derogatory comment about Obama during a training event Thursday, said a statement from police.

Superintendent Ronal Serpas said, 'It was imperative that we reassign this officer immediately after learning this serious allegation. The entire purpose of our officer re-training program is to continuously improve the way our officers interact with the public. Offensive remarks made by any officer are simply not tolerated in this department.'

Landy will remain reassigned pending the outcome of an inquiry into the matter, according to police.

Obama is scheduled to speak at the Port of New Orleans Friday.

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