A New Orleans man has been fired from his job as a police officer after he says he was subjected to an alcohol-testing program that didn’t match his blood alcohol content.
New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison says Officer David Lewis was fired after a three-month investigation.
In a statement, Harrison said, “I have no further comment at this time.”
The statement said Harrison has decided to let Lewis go after an internal affairs investigation found that Lewis tested positive for 0.05 percent alcohol in his system.
Harrison said the city is reviewing how the city conducts its alcohol testing program.
Lewis said he’s relieved the process was handled in a manner that wasn’t intrusive and intrusive.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.