FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Former New Orleans Cop Sentenced In Katrina Cover-up

December 02, 2011  | 

A federal judge sentenced former New Orleans police officer Robert Barrios to five years in prison Thursday for his role in the cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Barrios was the last of the five ex-cops who cooperated with federal prosecutors to be sentenced.

Barrios was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. As part of his guilty plea, he acknowledged lying about the shootings on Sept. 4, 2005, reports the Times-Picayune.

On Sept. 4, 2005, Officer Ignatius Hills and several other officers rode in a large Budget rental truck to the Danziger Bridge, where officers engaged in two shooting incidents that left two civilians dead and four others seriously injured.

A federal jury in August convicted four police officers of unlawfully shooting civilians on the bridge. All four officers, along with a fifth defendant, were also convicted of participating in a wide-ranging cover-up of what happened.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans PD, Officer Misconduct


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

2 NYPD Officers Shot Dead "Execution Style" in Their Patrol Car
According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an...
Video: Fired Phoenix Chief Speaks Out About Unions
Now-former Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia continued to be defiant following Thursday's...
Video: Iowa Officers Injured When Man Rams Squad Car
A Waterloo, Iowa, man rammed his SUV into a police car, injuring two officers during a...
Video: Philadelphia Officer Praised for Not Shooting AR-Wielding Man
"I immediately announced 'police, drop the weapon.' About the second time I yelled it, he...
Man Shot After Attempting to Run Over Michigan Officer
A 24-year-old Port Huron man was shot by police Tuesday after officers said he tried to...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine