NOPD Cop’s Hit-And-Run Crash Trial Delayed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The trial of a former New Orleans police officer accused of hit-and-run has been postponed until February.
The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Roger J. Jones Jr., who used to handle "quality of life" issues, resigned from the department in late September after he allegedly crashed his personal car, then falsified a police report.
He was scheduled for trial on the hit and run charge Thursday in Traffic Court. The case was rescheduled for Feb. 8.
He also has a pending charge of filing a false public record pending in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.
Days before the September hit-and-run wreck, Jones pleaded guilty to committing hit-and-run and reckless operation of a vehicle for another similar crash in 2011. He was driving his patrol car at the time of that accident.