published Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Man sentenced to 18 months for lying under oath that he witnessed police shooting

A Birchwood, Tenn., man was sentenced in federal court in Chattanooga to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of perjury, according to a U.S. attorney’s office news release.

Kenneth Hafley, 58, testified in a civil lawsuit against Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies that he was an eyewitness to a police shooting on May 7, 2009. When he spoke in U.S. District Court on Jan. 25, 2010, he claimed that he saw officers shoot an unarmed man multiple times, pull him off a fence and shoot him again, the release stated.

However, the medical examiner said the wounds were not consistent with Hafley’s story, witnesses disputed that Hafley was even at the scene and a video also contradicted Hafley’s version of the events, the release stated.

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rolando said...

That's 18 months more than Clinton got after being convicted for the same crime -- Perjury. Station in life -- and money -- is everything.

November 3, 2011 at 6:42 p.m.
sangaree said...

Then again cops lie all the time under oath and nothing happens. Wonder why?

November 3, 2011 at 7:42 p.m.
smadave said...

He should have just said he mis-remembered

November 4, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.
holdout said...

No Sangaree they do not. That is a lie. You can NOT know that and thus you have demonstrated for us all what liers look like.

November 4, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
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