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Federal sentences urged for botched drug raid

By Tim Eberly
Atlanta-Journal Constitution

ATLANTA — Federal prosecutors on Wednesday recommended federal sentences for three former Atlanta police officers who have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of an elderly woman during a botched drug raid.

The report describes the frequent misconduct that occurred in the Police Department's narcotics unit before the November 2006 shooting death of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston. She was shot when narcotics officers mistakenly targeted her home as a drug house. They tried to cover up the deadly error.

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