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Stories with subject: Obstruction of justice
  • new storyPolice: Officer poorly searched suspect who later shot cop 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 4:08 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - An officer who intentionally overlooked evidence and failed to thoroughly search an assault suspect - giving an inadequate pat-down to the man police say later fatally shot another officer from the back of a moving patrol car - now faces criminal charges and has been suspended, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Appeals court: Former BP engineer should get new trial 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:08 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge stemming from an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

  • Jennings man pleads guilty in shooting death of friend 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:32 am

    JENNINGS, Louisiana - A Jennings man charged with fatally shot his friend before dumping the body and going to a 2013 New Year's Eve party has pleaded guilty in the case.

  • Guards' code of silence blamed in Rikers inmate killing story has photos
    Updated: Jun-13-15 11:43 am

    NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors say they had to break through a code of silence among guards at the Rikers Island jail complex to bring charges against three current or former correction officers.

  • Simpsonville mayor found guilty on 2 of 3 charges 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 7:56 am

    SIMPSONVILLE, South Carolina - The mayor of Simpsonville was has been found guilty on charges of misconduct and obstruction of justice and will face probation.

  • 4 Illinois police officers charged with perjury in drug case 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 8:41 pm

    CHICAGO - Three Chicago police officers and a fourth officer from a suburban department were charged Monday with perjury, obstruction of justice and official misconduct for allegedly lying under oath in a drug case.

  • Wife of Ohio guardsman convicted of sex abuse pleads guilty 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:53 pm

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The wife of an Ohio National Guardsman who was convicted of sexually abusing three adopted daughters has pleaded guilty to charges of intimidation and obstructing justice.