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Sentencing delay sought for ex-N.O. cop

4 years ago October 13, 2010 Oct 13, 2010 Wednesday, October 13 2010 Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:43:31 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a sentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

The former officer, Michael Hunter, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17, but prosecutors said they need more time to evaluate his cooperation.

Hunter is one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the case.

Six other current or former officers also have been indicted on charges stemming from the shootings and alleged cover-up.

Police shot and killed two people and wounded four others on the Danziger Bridge less than a week after the August 2005 storm.

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