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Sat April 17, 2010
Fourth New Orleans Police Officer Charged in Danziger Case
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Officer Robert Barrios is now accused of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Three other officers have already pleaded guilty in the case. Federal investigators say they plotted a cover-up in the shootings that left two people dead and four severely injured. One of those killed was a mentally disabled man shot in the back. And now a man who posed as a sheriff's deputy claiming he'd been shot at by people on the bridge is expected to plead guilty later this month to lying to the FBI. Prosecutors say police planted evidence and made up witness statements to cover-up what happened.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans