Danziger Bridge Jurors Hear Another Secretly Taped Conversation
Yesterday, defense attorneys in the Danziger Bridge trial played a tape secretly recorded by former NOPD officer Robert Barrios after he began cooperating with prosecutors.
On the tape, Barrios can be heard repeatedly trying to get his former partner Anthony Villavaso to admit the civilians on the Danziger Bridge were unarmed. "It is what it is," Barrios says on the tape. "There were no guns."
"Bro, I'm telling you what I saw," Villavaso responds, insisting he saw weapons. "That's what I f****** saw. That is what I saw."
Barrios has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. But unlike the other four officers who have pleaded guilty, he was not called as a prosecution witness.
Read more about yesterday's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.