ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A former Albuquerque police officer convicted of obstruction of justice is now in prison. KRQE-TV reports that Brad Ahrensfield was placed this week in a minimum security prison for men in South Dakota.
Prosecutors say Ahrensfield told a friend that his car dealership was under investigation by state and federal agents who were looking into drug sales, stolen property and related crimes. Authorities say they had to shut down their investigation because of Ahrensfield's actions. He was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to six-months in prison.
Last week, Ahrensfield asked a federal judge to delay his sentence another 45 days so he could care for his girlfriend who is sick with cancer, but the judge ruled he didn't have power to even consider that.