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Fourth NOPD Officer Resigns, to Plead Guilty in the Danziger Bridge Shooting

Federal prosecutors charged a fourth New Orleans police officer Friday with participating in a cover-up of the deadly Danziger Bridge police shooting.

Officer Robert Barrios, 29, was charged with one count of conspiring to obstruct justice in the police shootings on Sept. 4, 2005, in which two civilians died and four others were severely wounded.

Shortly after the charge was made public, Bar More..rios went to the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau and resigned from the force, according to police spokesman Bob Young.

Barrios was charged in a bill of information, which typically means that a defendant has signed a plea agreement and consented to cooperate with the government. The three other officers charged thus far have all pleaded guilty.

Barrios' attorney, Robert Glass, declined to comment Friday afternoon.

The Barrios filing occurred hours after another defendant in the s


Added: Apr-19-2010 Occurred On: Apr-19-2010
By: Wegodex
Tags: NOPD, New Orleans, Police, Danziger Bridge, Hurricane Katrina, Police Brutality, Murder
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