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New Orleans LA - Former New Orleans police officer Ronald Mitchell was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for lying about a shooting death after Hurricane Katrina.
The Justice Department said in a release Wednesday U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance also ordered Mitchell to complete three years of supervised release following his incarceration. On Dec. 9, a federal jury found Mitchell guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice for providing "false and misleading information" during a deposition in a lawsuit filed by the family of Danny Brumfield, who Mitchell shot and killed on Convention Center Boulevard a few days after Katrina in the summer of 2005.
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