The crime of Police Officers Issuing False Reports may be charged against any peace officer who files any report with the agency which employs him or her regarding the commission of any crime or any investigation of any crime knowingly and intentionally makes any statement otherwise expressly reported as true.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant is a Peace Officer.
2. Defendant filed a report with the agency that employs him or her regarding the commission of any crime or any investigation of any crime.
3. Defendant knowingly and intentionally made a statement regarding any material matter in the report.
4. Defendant knew that such statement was false. [PC 118.1]
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days