Posted October 13, 2019 03:08:54As it turns out, it may not be so simple to get away with lying to a police officer.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a California judge ruled Monday that the use of a “loud, abusive and threatening” phone call was enough to convict an LAPD officer of violating the department’s own policies.
According the Times, Judge John T. Carrasco said the officer, Kevin McQuilliam, “did not violate any of his duties or responsibilities to the public” by using the phone during the March 3 incident.
According Carrascom, McQuilliniam “did everything he could to calm the situation” and “did his best to maintain order” at the time of the incident.
“The defendant’s conduct did not violate the department policy, and he did not act with the intent to cause the victim emotional distress,” Carrascos said in his decision.
“As a result, his conduct was justified and lawful.”
According to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, the officer is still on the force, pending the outcome of the case.