The father of a former LAPD officer charged with killing a man outside a Pomona nightclub while off-duty will serve three years’ probation for lying to FBI agents about his son’s whereabouts during a massive manhunt.
In sentencing Victor Manuel Solis, 53, on Thursday, a federal judge in El Paso said he understood that then-Los Angeles police Officer Henry Solis put his father in a tough situation in March when he asked for help to flee to Mexico. But there was no excuse for being dishonest with the FBI, said U.S. District Court Judge Philip R. Martinez.
Victor Solis told FBI agents he dropped off his son near the El Paso bus station March 14, and his son crossed alone into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Surveillance cameras at the border crossing, however, showed Victor Solis walking into Mexico alongside his fugitive son, who was wanted in a slaying the day before.
A federal jury in June convicted Victor Solis of making false statements to the FBI.
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