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


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.