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School Officer Who Faked Shooting Could Face Felony Charges

March 07, 2011  | 

Los Angeles Police detectives have recommended felony charges against Los Angeles School Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos for staging a shooting hoax that triggered a massive manhunt.

On Jan. 19, Strenroos claimed he had been shot by a man who was breaking into vehicles near a Woodland Hills high school, and that his ballistic vest had saved his life. When pressed for details, the officer said he accidentally shot himself; however, investigators don't believe that story either.

LAPD officials remain unclear about what happened in the case, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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