Officer Testifies About Changes to Glover Police Report
Yesterday, Sgt. Purnella Simmons took the stand to testify about alleged changes to the police report she wrote about the shooting of Henry Glover.
Simmons told the jury that her original report included a statement from Officer Linda Howard -- the partner of Officer David Warren, who is accused of shooting Glover -- in which Howard said she did not believe the shooting was justified. Officers Robert Italiano and Travis McCabe are accused of writing the false police report that prosecutors say replaced Simmons' original report.
Over the years, Simmons repeatedly claimed that she had written the altered report -- including in front of the federal grand jury investigating Glover's death. After her initial grand jury testimony, she hired an attorney and testified again, acknowledging she had lied. Defense attorneys questioned Simmons about the inconsistencies in her testimony.
Read more about yesterday's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.