California deputy admits lying about sniper shooting him

August 25, 2019

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy concocted a story Wednesday that a sniper shot him in the shoulder, and that he was saved by a ballistic vest he was wearing. [Cal Coast Times]

Droves of law enforcement personnel searched for the alleged shooter, who deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, said shot at him from a four-story apartment building adjacent to the sheriff’s station in Lancaster.

Later, Reinosa told investigators that he had not been shot as he walked to his car on Wednesday afternoon. He admitted that he used a knife to cut a hole in his uniform, officials said.

“There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injury sustained,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Kent Wegener told reporters at a news conference on Saturday. “Completely fabricated.”

The investigation is ongoing, and could result in charges against Reinosa.


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sweethome

We now truly live in the era of “fake news”. I think it’s caused by “windmill cancer”. Thank goodness for “alternative facts”.


AmericaTheFree

Hey! A new employee prospect for one of the SLOC agencies! He has the proper training and seems to lie with imprudence, but, he’ll have to correct the tellin’ on himself….


DocT

Its a shame. He would have made a great cop.


kayaknut

If SLO city’s Chief Cantrell can order a illegal search of a house and the breakup of a family to cover her losing her loaded firearm and only be fined 2 days salary, this guy should be shouldn’t get any more severe treatment. LEO’s are a protected class and breaking the law is rewarded.


topper01

I hope this is his last day as a LEO! His testimony in court is forever tainted.