ATLANTA (AP) _ Two former Atlanta police officers who admitted
taking part in a botched drug raid that claimed the life of a
92-year-old woman a year ago have been ordered to turn themselves
in to federal custody by December 3rd.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says federal Judge Julie Carnes
issued an order yesterday revoking bond for Gregg Junnier and Jason
R. Smith, following the defendants' plea agreements and a motion by
An attorney for Smith, John Garland, says defense lawyers
consented to the bond revocation. He says it was always expected
that the defendants would turn themselves in after cooperating with
prosecutors for a time.
Prosecutors say Junnier and Smith will be sentenced in federal
and state court after they finish their cooperation. They pleaded
guilty in April to a single federal charge of conspiracy to violate
a person's civil rights, resulting in death, in the November 2006,
fatal shooting of Kathryn Johnston. They also pleaded guilty to
state manslaughter and other charges.
A third officer awaits trial.