This is what can happen when the Supreme Court instructs law enforcement to presume guilt before innocence.

Ex-cop gets 4½ years in deadly raid cover-up
  • Story Highlights
  • NEW: Ex-cop will go to prison for lying about drug raid that killed woman, 92
  • Jury found Arthur Tesler guilty of lying about shooting, botched raid
  • Tesler testified he was afraid of other cops, went along with cover-up
  • Kathryn Johnston, 92, was fatally shot by police in November 2006
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- An Atlanta police officer has been sentenced to 4 years and six months in prison for lying to investigators after a drug raid ended in the death of a 92-year-old woman.

Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson also sentenced Arthur Tesler on Thursday to six months of probation.

The officer must serve 450 hours of community service.

Kathryn Johnston died in a hail of bullets after narcotics officers burst into her northwest Atlanta home on November 21, 2006, using a special no-knock warrant to search for drugs.

The 42-year-old Tesler was convicted Tuesday of making false statements. Two other officers have already pleaded guilty and Tesler was the only officer to go to trial.