NEW ORLEANS - An NOPD officer was injured after a shoplifting suspect got loose from handcuffs and knocked the officer to the ground Sunday evening.
The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. in the 9600 block of Chef Menteur Highway.
According to police, the officer was responding to a shoplifting incident and had placed the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Ishionte Jackson in handcuffs, when Jackson got loose and knocked the officer to the ground.
She was taken to the hospital suffering from a head injury. The suspect was apprehended by another officer.
There was no immediate information on the extent of the officer's injuries. Additional charges are expected to be levied against Jackson.