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L.A. School Officer Found Guilty In Shooting Hoax

September 13, 2011  | 

A Los Angeles School Police officer who faked his own shooting and triggered a massive, costly police manhunt in the San Fernando Valley has been found guilty.

Jeff Stenroos, 31, was convicted of five of the six counts against him in a non-jury trial, including planting false evidence, insurance fraud, giving false evidence, workers compensation fraud, and a misdemeanor count of making a false report of an emergency. He could face a sixth count from Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard N. Kirschner for filing a false police report.

Stenroos faces up to five years in prison at a Dec. 14 sentencing. Also, city officials are seeking more than $350,000 in restitution from Stenroos to cover the costs of the Jan. 19 dragnet, and the school district is seeking $58,000 in medical costs.

Stenroos initially claimed he was shot and then later told officers he had accidentally fired his weapon. Los Angeles police detectives eventually unravelled the story when ballistics tests didn't support his version of the story.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Related: Jeffrey Stenroos: Crying Wolf


Comments (5)

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Kevin @ 9/13/2011 3:10 PM

FIRST

Kevin @ 9/13/2011 3:13 PM

Send him to prison. He gives us all a bad name. People like him make citizens not trust cops.

Webby @ 9/13/2011 3:45 PM

Another one of Kerstein's cronys, I bet. These jokers need to be disbanded once and for all

Dick @ 9/13/2011 3:55 PM

Forget him. Put his ass in prison with the rest of pieces of feces that suck the life blood of the taxpayers of California. NO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY FOR HIM!

Leonard Mather @ 9/13/2011 4:38 PM

Check into his past. Was he a Walter Mitty wannabee officer? Was he Academy Trained? Was he initially a Rent-a Cop? What was his record on the range? Was he in the military? Does he listen to PMSNBC? If he has any of the latter, put him in population in the yard. He might not be a bad person, but just a bad shot.

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