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Michael Skiber

  • Jury still seeking decision in Simms trial

    NORWALK, Conn. – The jury is still out on whether South Norwalk Councilman Travis Simms is guilty of crimes in his encounter with police on Aug. 19, 2012. Jury members went home Wednesday without coming to a verdict. Differing interpretations of the very different stories told by prosecution witnesses and those called by the defense…

  • Simms defends himself in Norwalk criminal trial

    NORWALK, Conn. – Travis Simms sat in a Norwalk courtroom Tuesday, testifying in his own defense against two criminal charges, contradicting the words of three Norwalk Police officers. Simms’ wife, Sandra Stokes, also testified in the District B Councilman’s defense, wiping tears as she recalled the “very traumatic experience.” A Stratford man who claimed not…

  • South Norwalk Councilman’s trial begins with legal maneuvering, police testimony

      Update 11:22 a,m. Tuesday, Dec. 2: A defense motion made late Monday for the state to dismiss its case against Norwalk Common Council Minority Leader Travis Simms was denied this morning, and the trial continues. Simms arrived 20 minutes late for court, prompting harsh words for Simms and his attorney, and a threat to…