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Ex-officer's plea for leniency is rejected

Prison term is cut by 10 months

By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / August 4, 2006

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In an emotional appeal for leniency, former Boston police sergeant Harry A. Byrne Jr. urged a federal judge yesterday to let him ``pick up the pieces" of his life and go home after spending 30 months in prison for assaulting a Harvard student inside the Brighton police station in 2001. (Full article: 608 words)

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