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March 11, 2011
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Video: NOPD officer strikes man filming bust

Incident occurred during parade

NEW ORLEANS — A man claims New Orleans police officers were out of line Sunday night when they broke up a parade in the Marigny, and now the Public Integrity Bureau is investigating.

Landscape architect Ritchie Katko shot video with his cell phone during the incident.It shows what appears to be NOPD task force members trying to arrest someone near Elysian Fields and Chartres streets during the Krewe of Eris parade.

The video shows an NOPD officer going over to Katko and striking him, knocking his cell phone to the ground, as he was shooting video.

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