78°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
85°
61°
10%
Wed
85°
65°
20%
Thu
86°
66°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

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

3 years ago May 24, 2011 May 24, 2011 Tuesday, May 24 2011 Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:31:42 AM EDT in News
Source: AP

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.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
T-Storms
80°
64°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
85°
61°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
85°
65°
Thu
Partly Cloudy
86°
66°
Fri
Partly Cloudy
88°
68°