One of New Orleans' top officers charged with community policing was arrested - and charged with 13 counts of sexual assault.
Marcellus White, 46, and a 19-year veteran of the NOPD, was accused of raping a 14-year-old male relative earlier this year. But after a full on investigation, they're charging the officer with MUCH MUCH MORE.
Police believe that Marcellus may have sexually assaulted a lot more boys, including at-risk boys from the hood.
Here's more on him from NOLA.com:
White also served as part of a community policing squad assigned to the Iberville public-housing development, according to a 2009 NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune article. While in that role, White was a leader of the Iberville Scorpions Karate Academy, which he helped start in 1998 and continued to lead in 2009. At one point, the karate classes expanded into the Lafitte development, according to a 2002 The Times-Picayune brief about an academy event.
According to a 2001 The Times-Picayune feature on White, he spent three nights a week at an Iberville area community center, teaching karate classes to about 40 neighborhood children.