Jury Convicts Atlanta Police Officer of Lying After Botched Raid That Killed Elderly Woman

A jury has convicted an Atlanta police officer of lying to investigators after a botched drug raid in which a 92-year-old woman was killed in her home.

It has acquitted the officer of two other charges.

The jury, which deliberated parts of four days, returned its verdict against Arthur Tesler on Tuesday.

Tesler was convicted of making false statements. He was acquitted of violation of oath by a public officer and false imprisonment under color of legal process.

Tesler, who is on leave from the police force, faces up to five years in prison.

Two other officers involved in the Nov. 21, 2006, raid on Kathryn Johnston's home, Jason R. Smith and Gregg Junnier, have pleaded guilty to state manslaughter and federal civil rights charges.