DA OFFICE FILES PERJURY CHARGES AGAINST TWO LAPD OFFICERS FOR LYING IN POLICE REPORTS AND SWORN TESTIMONY
It was reported in the Los Angeles Daily Journal that prosecutors have filed felony perjury charges against two LAPD cops for filing a false police report. This criminal case stems from the two officers becoming involved in a DUI “checkpoint.” The two officers allegedly lied in their police report by claiming that a driver did not stop at a traffic stop – which was the reason they gave for pulling the driver over. Then, one of the officers testified under oath at a DMV hearing to similar facts. The DA’s office claims they have evidence to prove that the two officers lied in their report and that one officer lied under oath at the DMV hearing.
So if you wonder if police officers will lie under oath, the answer is yes. Cops are human. Cops get caught up in wanting to “win the case” and want to make sure that the accused person they arrest is convicted. Some officers unfortunately are willing to lie under oath and to lie in their police reports to achieve the goal they want.
This is a sad commentary on our current justice system. However, this highlights the reason why people who are arrested are presumed innocent in every criminal case. It is critical that if you or a loved one are arrested for any crime, you retain a law firm like Wallin and Klarich – who are willing to fight for you and to stand up to police officers so that the truth can come out in court.
Call the Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys of Wallin & Klarich today at 888-280-6839. With over 30 years of experience defending the rights of many individuals facing all types of criminal matters, our firm will provide you with the legal representation you need through your legal issue. We will be there when you call.