A 15-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department was dismissed Wednesday following an investigation into allegations that he committed payroll fraud and violated the department’s paid detail policy in 2013, the NOPD said.
The Public Integrity Bureau launched an investigation into the allegations against Officer Jayson Germann in October 2013. During the investigation, a news release said, PIB determined that Germann reported working a paid detail while simultaneously performing his regular duties with the NOPD on three occasions during July and August 2013.
In addition, Germann admitted to working a paid detail 63 times between March 9 and Aug. 31, 2013, without notifying the NOPD Command Desk, as required by department policy.
Germann was terminated following a disciplinary hearing Wednesday.
“The NOPD has a zero tolerance policy for fraud on any level, and there is no place in this department for individuals who choose to deliberately violate policy,” NOPD interim Superintendent Michael Harrison said. “Based on the results of the PIB investigation, and the officer’s disciplinary record, we made the decision to dismiss the officer immediately.”
The Office of the Independent Police Monitor monitored the investigation and the disciplinary hearing and supported the final decision, the release said.
Germann most recently was assigned to the NOPD Gang Intelligence Unit.