St. Louis officer accused of lying in report

Friday, September 11, 2009 | 10:12 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis police officer is accused of making a false report about a drive-by shooting.

The 29-year-old, Joseph Seper, is charged with one count of making a false declaration and one of a false report, both misdemeanors. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday he is scheduled for trial Dec. 14.

Seper is accused of altering a report to more directly link a suspect to a weapon, writing that another officer saw the man pull a gun out and drop it. Seper's lawyer, Michael Schaller, claims it was another officer who altered the report.

Five state cases involving Seper have been dismissed. He has been suspended without pay since February.

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