A veteran Baton Rouge police officer was accused Wednesday of repeatedly shoving the mother of his child during an argument the couple had this weekend while watching the LSU football game, according to an arrest warrant.
Maj. Ernest Brewer, 54, went to the woman’s Denham Springs home Saturday to watch LSU play against North Texas, the warrant said.
Shortly after he arrived, Brewer and the woman got into “a heated argument,” during which the police officer continuously shoved the woman across her kitchen, the warrant said.
When the woman told Brewer to leave, he refused until she called authorities, the warrant said.
Moments later, Brewer sent the woman several profanity-laced text messages, the warrant said.
Brewer’s attorney, Jill Craft, said the woman was the aggressor, not her client.
Craft said the woman slapped Brewer several times and Brewer was defending himself in trying to get her off of him.
The woman was angry about a complaint Brewer made to her employer, Craft said.
While working at an area bank, Craft alleged, the woman accessed Brewer’s checking account and confronted him about a transaction.
“This was retaliation,” Craft said. “The facts will bear out that she was an aggressor.”
Brewer was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on one count each of simple battery and improper telephone communications.
The 34-year Police Department veteran assigned to special investigations has been placed on paid administrative leave, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.