Ex-Cop Gets 3 Years For Cover-Up Of Katrina Bridge Shootings

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

Jefferey Lehrmann Bridge Shooting

Former New Orleans Police Officer Jeffrey Lehrmann was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison for his part in the cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shootings, our partners at the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported today.

Lehrmann is one of 11 officers who have been charged in the Sept. 4, 2005 incident, in which police officers opened fire on unarmed civilians, killing two and wounding four others. He was the first of five officers to cooperate with federal investigators.

Text continues after gallery:

Lehrmann pleaded guilty in February to concealing a crime, after coming forward and disclosing his role in an extensive cover-up that followed the shootings.

According to the bill of information filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Lehrmann “participated in the creation of false reports” and provided “false information to investigating agents.” He is the first to be sentenced in the case and is expected to testify in the trial of other officers.

Read entire article at RawStory.com

RELATED:

After Hurricane Katrina, Cops Told They Can Shoot Looters

New Orleans Journalist Attempts To Expose Police Abuse During Hurricane Katrina

Join the Conversation! Share on Facebook!

Tags: » »

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,736 other followers