PITTSBURGH (AP) — A recently retired homicide detective in Pittsburgh has been accused of filing false police reports and tampering with evidence.
Court records show 51-year-old Margaret Sherwood was charged last week with false swearing, obstruction, hindering apprehension and other offenses.
Her attorney did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment from The Associated Press but told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Sherwood didn’t do anything wrong.
The paper reports that she left the department’s homicide unit in 2015 and was reassigned to the warrant office after giving inaccurate information about how she administered a photo lineup in a case.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- U.S. Naval Academy: New hair rules don't apply to midshipmen
- Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling WATCH
- Trump says he accepts US intelligence on Russian interference in election but denies collusion
- White House attempts to clarify Trump's response to whether Russia is still targeting US elections
- Portland woman swerves off cliff and survives 7 days trapped on a secluded California beach
Sherwood’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com