Dallas Police Chief David Brown has fired a sergeant for keeping quiet about a murder suspect.
Police say that Sgt. Carlton Barnes failed to give homicide detectives information from a capital murder case in September 2011 after he recognized the suspect as a former classmate.
Internal Affairs detectives determined that Barnes didn’t say anything to homicide investigators about the identity of the suspect until this past March, a year and a half later. Barnes is also charged with tampering with a governmental record.
Barnes may appeal his dismissal.