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Judge asked to delay sentencing in bridge shooting

4 years ago August 31, 2010 Aug 31, 2010 Tuesday, August 31 2010 Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:34:47 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to reconsider his refusal to postpone a sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Lehrmann.

Lehrmann is a former New Orleans police detective who pleaded guilty to helping cover up a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina.

Justice Department lawyers want the judge to postpone Lehrmann's sentencing until after a trial for other current or former officers charged in the same case.

The Justice Department says it can't fully evaluate Lehrmann's cooperation or recommend a more lenient punishment if he is sentenced next month.

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