N.O. cop loses bid for post-trial acquittal

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Posted: May 24, 2011 11:31 AM by Breanna Biehl
Source: AP

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NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer convicted of helping a fellow officer cover up a handyman's fatal beating has lost his bid for a post-trial acquittal.

A Judge says it is reasonable for jurors to conclude that Officer Matthew Dean Moore took part in preparing a false incident report on the death of 48-year-old Raymond Robair even though he didn't write it.

In April, jurors convicted Moore of an obstruction charge for helping Officer Melvin Williams submit a false report. He also was convicted of lying to the FBI about Robair's 2005 death.

Moore argued there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict him of obstruction. Williams, who was convicted of beating Robair to death, testified he wrote the report without any input from Moore.

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