Former Detective Describes Cover-Up, "Ham Sandwich"
Former officer Jeffrey Lehrmann testified that his supervisor, Sgt. Arthur Kaufman, emerged from his home one day with a brown paper bag containing a "ham sandwich." In fact, the bag contained a gun -- which Kaufman described as "clean" or untraceable -- to be planted as evidence.
Lehrmann has pleaded guilty to not reporting a crime and has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in the cover-up.
Viewers of our film, Law and Disorder, will remember Mike Thames, who was an NOPD officer in the '80s and '90s before being arrested himself arrested for bank robbery. "Every cop I knew carried a ham sandwich," he told us. "I carried mine with me wherever I went."
Read more about yesterday's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.