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California officer accused of filing false police report

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Posted at 9:59 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 12:59:02-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento Police Department officer was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report in a case connected to a traffic stop last year that prompted a wide-ranging internal investigation.

The department announced the arrest of the 26-year-old officer in a statement that didn’t include many details about what prompted the probe, which is ongoing.

The felony complaint obtained by the Sacramento Bee says the officer filed a false report when she wrote that she stopped to question a motorist at a gas station and searched his car without permission. The newspaper says the officer's partner has been suspended.