Fullerton officer charged with filing false police report

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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Fullerton police officer is accused of filing a false report after he stated that a suspect resisted arrest when body camera footage showed otherwise.

The Orange County Register reports 51-year-old Miguel Siliceo was charged Wednesday with one felony count of false report by a peace officer. If convicted, he could face three years in jail.

Prosecutors say video does not corroborate Siliceo's official account that a suspect arrested in 2015 charged at his partner.

Resisting arrest charges against the suspect were dropped.

Siliceo is on administrative leave. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.


Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com http://www.ocregister.com     

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