A Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s deputy — who is accused of filing a false report — pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felony counts.
Gregory Rodriguez, 35, is charged with one count each of filing a false report and perjury by declaration.
The prosecution alleges that Rodriguez falsely declared that Christopher Gray tried to open a rear passenger door of a patrol car to free two suspects in custody on Aug. 23, 2012.
Gray was arrested that day based on Rodriguez’s report, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Rodriguez — who is free on bail — is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on July 22. If convicted as charged, he could face up to four years and eight months in county jail.
—City News Service
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