LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A former Los Angeles Police Division officer was arrested on Tuesday for falsifying a police report and perjury.
13-year LAPD veteran Officer Alejandro Castillo was assigned to LAPD West Site visitors Division however has since been relieved of his police powers.
His arrest comes after an inner affairs investigation into Castillo after reviewing his DUI arrests from October 2019, which investigators say confirmed inconsistencies between the body-worn digicam footage and the written report. No additional particulars have been instantly accessible concerning the incident.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore siad the next in an announcement:
“The allegations of an officer falsifying a police report are extraordinarily troubling and there have to be accountability. This Division is totally cooperating with the Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace on this matter.”
The DUI cost ended up not being filed towards the suspect on account of the interior affairs investigation.
Castillo was booked in Metropolitan Detention Middle and launched on bond.
It’s unclear how a lot time Castillo may spent behind bars if convicted as charged.