Accused former Memphis Police officers appear in court

Two former police officers were back in court Thursday, accused of abusing their positions within the Memphis Police Department.

Former Deputy Chief Bobby Todd and former Major James Krepela are accused of changing an accident report while they worked for the Memphis Police Department. They are charged with official misconduct and tampering with government records.

Both men were in court for a motions hearing, which was rescheduled for next week.

A prosecutor said in court issues arose unexpectedly, and need to be resolved before they could argue the motions.

Todd's attorney, Walter Bailey, said the defendants stand by their not-guilty pleas.

"They look forward to getting this matter behind them so they can get on with their lives," Baily said.

The charges stem from a November 2004 auto crash. Prosecutors say the officers changed the name of the person at fault on an official report.