Perjury
Breaking of perjury laws on filing false police report
Does a police officer break any perjury laws if he or she files a false police report?
By  vasudha pasricha  |  02 Jun 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

1 Answer(s)

Ravindra Purohit
Advocate

Yes. A peace officer commits perjury when he or she intentionally makes any material statement in a police report regarding suspected criminal activity, knowing the information is false and then filing the false report with his or her employment agency. If discovered, the officer is subject to prosecution for either a misdemeanor or a felony.

Upvotes: 0  |  Downvotes: 0  |  Comments  | 
Login to comment