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Judge delays ex-New Orleans police detective’s prison reporting date

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NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police detective who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been given an extra month before he must report to prison.

Jeffrey Lehrmann was scheduled to report to prison by Aug. 1, but U.S. District Judge Lance Africk agreed Tuesday to extend his reporting date to Aug. 31.

Lehrmann’s attorney asked for the extension, saying his client’s trial testimony this month delayed the process of deciding where he will start serving a three-year sentence.


Lehrmann was a government witness in the trial of five current or former officers charged in the shootings on the Danziger Bridge days after the 2005 storm’s landfall.


The trial is scheduled to resume today with more testimony from defense witnesses.



Written by demon53

July 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

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