law & disorder


December 3, 2010 18:01

Officer Denies Writing False Report

Yesterday, Lt. Travis McCabe, accused of writing a false police report in the Henry Glover case and lying to federal investigators, repeatedly testified that he merely served as a typist and that the information in the report came from another officer, Sgt. Purnella Simmons, whose name is on the report in question. Simmons testified earlier for the prosecution that her report had been changed. McCabe also accused federal investigators of twisting his words after he agreed to voluntary interviews.

Also yesterday, Detective Catherine Beckett testified on behalf of former Lt. Robert Italiano, saying that a colleague told her she lied to the federal grand jury investigating the case because she didn't like Italiano.

Read more from our colleagues at the Times-Picayune.

posted December 3, 2010