Cop Watch

Monday, September 12, 2005

Officer accused of falsifying documents

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. --A Willimantic police officer is facing charges that he falsified documents used in the investigation of a 2004 home invasion.

Officer Michael Murphy, 42, interviewed three witnesses in the case who provided written statements but would not swear to the truth of those statements. Prosecutors said Murphy then falsely certified the orginal documents after being questioned by his superiors about the lack of sworn statements.