Prosecutors Reviewing Investigation of L.A. County Deputy Accused of Faking Sniper Shooting in Lancaster

SWAT teams responded to Lancaster after a shooting left a deputy injured in Lancaster on Aug. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

SWAT teams responded to Lancaster after a shooting left a deputy injured in Lancaster on Aug. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday they are beginning to review the criminal investigation submitted by detectives involving a L.A. County sheriff’s deputy accused of lying about being shot by a sniper.

Angel Reinosa, a probationary employee who had been with the Sheriff’s Department for about a year, became the subject of a criminal investigation last week after he said he was shot by a sniper outside the sheriff’s Lancaster Station, a claim that officials said he later admitted was untrue.

It’s unclear when the district attorney will make a decision about charges.

Saying he had taken “swift administrative action in the matter,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced at a news conference Wednesday that Reinosa was no longer employed by the department or the county. Villanueva declined to elaborate on the deputy’s departure.

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