LAPD officer arrested, accused of perjury and falsifying police report

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The LAPD headquarters appears in an undated photo. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

The LAPD headquarters appears in an undated photo. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

A 13-year veteran officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was relieved of his police powers and arrested Tuesday on suspicion of perjury and falsifying a police report, authorities said.

Officer Alejandro Castillo was investigated by the department’s Internal Affairs Division after the city attorney’s office raised concerns over Castillo’s body-worn camera video captured during a DUI arrest in October 2019, the LAPD said in a statement.

Investigators working with the district attorney’s office’s Justice System Integrity Division said there were inconsistencies between Castillo’s written reports and the video recorded on his body camera, but no further details were available.

As a result of the investigation, DUI charges against the suspect were not filed, according to police.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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