Trial begins for former police officer accused of witness tampering

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Opening statements took place Tuesday in the trial of a former police officer accused of tampering with a witness.

Police say Mitchell Brock called witnesses' himself, claiming to be conducting an investigation.  It was in connection with a double murder case involving his brother, James Brock.

He is also accused of driving by a witnesses' home, honking the horn and putting his fingers in the shape of a gun.

James Brock has already been sentenced for the double murder and is serving two life sentences.

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