October 10, 2019  |  09:21 am

UPDATE: 
***STPSO Deputy Chief Terminated***
Sheriff Randy Smith announces that as of 9 a.m. Friday (Oct. 11), the employment of Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was terminated.

 

An employee of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave after being arrested on the Causeway early this morning (Thursday, Oct. 10). 

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 10) the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, had been stopped by Causeway Police on the bridge and was suspected of driving under the influence. 

Longino was not on duty at the time and was driving his personal vehicle. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail and is being held on a $2,500 bond.

Longino was immediately placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of Causeway Police’s investigation.

“Greg Longino will be treated like any other citizen and will receive no special treatment,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.