Sheriff’s deputies accused of falsifying report

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are accused of filing a false police report in connection with a 2011 arrest outside a Huntington Park Bar, officials announced Friday.
Deputies Robert G. Lindsey, 31, and Charles G. Rodriguez, 38, were each charged Wednesday with felony counts of filing a false police report and conspiring to file a false police report, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said in a written statement.
The allegations stem from an arrest the two deputies made outside the Durango Bar in Huntington Park on June 3, 2011, officials said. The information they put on their report was found to conflict with a video recording of the incident.
“The deputies’ account of the events in the police report differed from what prosecutors allege actually happened,” according to the D.A.’s statement. “The discrepancies were found after a defense counsel provided prosecutors with a videotape from a security camera in the bar parking lot.
Further details on the incident were not released. It was not clear why the deputies made an arrest in Huntington Park, which is patrolled by the Huntington Park Police Department.

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