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July 26, 2012

Two LAPD Officers Charged with Perjury, Filing a False Police Report

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — Tags: , — fayarfa @ 4:39 pm

LOS ANGELES – Two LAPD officers working on a DUI enforcement project have been charged with perjury and filing a false police report after they allegedly falsely claimed they stopped a suspected DUI driver during a 2010 checkpoint.

Craig Allen, 39, and Phillip Walters, 56, surrendered today at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on a felony complaint for arrest warrant, said Deputy District Attorney Renee Chang with the Justice System Integrity Division. Their arraignment was set for Aug. 10 in Department 30. Judge Shelly Torrealba released them on their own recognizance.

Allen and Walters were patrolling on motorcycles during a Sept. 4, 2010, DUI checkpoint when they were requested to respond to a traffic stop by another officer, Chang said. They allegedly arrived 15 minutes later. However, in a written report, Allen allegedly wrote he observed the driver fail to stop at two different stop signs and that he made the traffic stop.

Walters allegedly testified at a Feb. 3, 2011, DMV administrative hearing regarding the driver’s license that he also observed the driver fail to stop at two different stop signs and that he was with Allen when they stopped and arrested the driver.

They are charged in case BA400333 with one count each of perjury and filing a false report.

If convicted, each faces up to four years, eight months in state prison.

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