PITTSBURGH — 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.

Sherwood’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.