|Agency||New Orleans Louisiana Police Department|
|Dates of Service||Hired in 1991. Retired November 29, 2021.|
|Last Known Status||Retired|
A local news channel performed a detailed investigation into the timesheets and activities of Morrell and other officers.
On October 11 and 12, 2021, records show that Morrell was being paid to work both general duty shifts and off-duty detail shifts at the same time.
On October 23, 2021, Morrell was filmed at his home while performing personal errands during hours when he was being paid to be on detail patrol at a nearby fairgrounds.
On November 29, 2021, Morrell retired.
The department suspended Morrell from doing detail assignments, but he remained on active duty.
A disciplinary investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau is underway. The Office of Independent Police Monitor, which investigates complaints involving off-duty police details, also is investigating.
- Todd morrell, Linkedin
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- John Simerman, 26 New Orleans police officers suspended from off-duty security work amid investigation, nola.com, 2021-11-18