Rodney Vicknair

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Service Record

Agency New Orleans Louisiana Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2007[1] - January 13, 2021[2]
Salary $57,195 (2021)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2009 Policy Violations

On May 19, 2009, Vicknair was on lunch break and looked up a woman's license plate on the police computer. Vicknair called the woman by name, and told her to come to his patrol vehicle.[4][1]

Response Timeline

The woman filed a complaint with the Public Integrity Bureau.[4]

A departmental investigation found Vicknair had used police resources to look up the personal information and then failed to record the unnecessary stop in his activity log.[1]

Vicknair was suspended for five days for acting unprofessionally and failing to keep accurate records.[1]

2014 Vehicle Pursuit

On February 6, 2014, Vicknair pursued a vehicle, driving against traffic.[1]

Response Timeline

A supervisor determined that the chase should not have happened.[1]

In August 2015, Vicknair was suspended for three days.[1]

2014 Vehicle Pursuit

On March 28, 2014, Vicknair pursued a vehicle at speeds up to 76 mph and drove against traffic for several blocks.[1]

Response Timeline

In 2015, Vicknair was suspended for one day.[1]

2016 Policy Violations

On January 10, 2016, Vicknair responded to the scene of a fatal overdose. The decedent's mother complained that Vicknair and other officers laughed at the victim's condition. A review of body-worn camera footage showed Vicknair telling the victim's girlfriend, "I didn't put the needle in his arm", and threatening to check her for warrants.[4][1]

Response Timeline

On January 15, 2016, the mother filed a complaint with the Public Integrity Bureau.[4]

In August 2016, Vicknair was given a letter of reprimand.[1]

2020 Sexual Assault of "G.H."

In May 2020, Vicknair accompanied "G.H.", a 14-year-old victim of sexual assault, to the hospital to complete a rape kit. Vicknair gave the victim his cell phone number and expressed a desire to be her friend and mentor. Vicknair and the girl kept in touch for several months.[4][5]

On September 23, 2020, Vicknair went to the girl's house, brought her to his patrol vehicle, and sexually assaulted her.[5]

Response Timeline

On September 25, 2020, a complaint was made to the Public Integrity Bureau.[4]

On September 28, 2020, Vicknair was arrested and charged with sexual battery, indecent behavior with a juvenile, and malfeasance in office.[1]

Vicknair was suspended pending an investigation.[1]

On January 13, 2021, Vicknair was fired.[2]

On February 24, 2021, the victim's mother sued Vicknair, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson, and the city, alleging violations of "G.H."'s rights under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments, and state laws.[4]

On September 22, 2022, the U.S. Attorney charged Vicknair with depravation of rights under the color of law and kidnapping.[6]

On November 16, 2022, Vicknair pleaded guilty to sexual assault.[5]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
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