Cabbie's lawyer: Evidence will show cops were drinking

A cab driver shot by an off-duty police officer appeared in court today for allegedly trying to run down two cops with his taxi.Thomas Moroughan

CENTRAL ISLIP - A cab driver shot by an off-duty police officer appeared in court today for allegedly trying to run down two cops with his taxi.

Thomas Moroughan professed his innocence in Suffolk court after being shot twice and then arrested for assault following an argument with the Nassau County officers in Huntington Station Sunday morning.

Moroughan's attorney, William Petrillo, says evidence will prove the officers had been drinking and believes Suffolk County police may be trying to cover up the incident. He has asked a judge to turn over any information investigators have in the case.

Moroughan is due back in court next month.

Attorney: Police shooting of cabbie unjustified

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