Nov 2, 2011 5:55 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Ex-cop to be sentenced for Katrina cover-up

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge is set to sentence a former police lieutenant who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Lohman faces a maximum of five years in prison when U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle sentences him Wednesday for pleading guilty last year to conspiring to obstruct justice.
Lohman is one of five former officers who pleaded guilty to participating in a plot to make it appear police were justified in shooting six people, killing two, on the Danziger Bridge less than a week after the 2005 storm struck. He was a government witness in the trial of five current or former officers convicted in August of civil rights violations.
Prosecutors have urged Lemelle to show some Lohman some leniency.




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