Dallas Police Sergeant Fired For Keeping Quiet For 18 Months About Murder Suspect | KERA News

Dallas Police Sergeant Fired For Keeping Quiet For 18 Months About Murder Suspect

Sep 19, 2013

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.