A Tulane University police officer was arrested in the Warehouse District early Saturday morning after he was accused of throwing a drink and then pulling a gun on someone.
Scott Meunier, 28, was booked on a count of aggravated assault after the confrontation, which began about 3 a.m. in front of the Pie, Pizza and Pastas restaurant at 814 S. Peters St., according to an arrest report.
Police say Meunier, a lieutenant with the university police, was involved in an altercation with another man and threw a drink at him. Then, sometime later, Meunier and the other man encountered each other near Julia and Commerce streets.
At that point, the other man says, Meunier took a firearm out of his waistband and pointed it at the man. The man told police that he raised his hands in the air and walked backward to South Peters Street, where he found Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies. The deputies stopped Meunier, found the gun and arrested him, police said.
A judge set Meunier’s bail at $5,000 on Saturday and he was quickly released, according to court records.
Defense attorney Jeff Blue said it would be “premature” to make any comment on his client’s case without further information about the arrest.
Tulane spokesman Michael Strecker said the university “is thoroughly investigating this very serious matter.”
Meunier also serves as a reserve deputy for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to a LinkedIn profile.