A Los Angeles Police Department detective was arrested Thursday on charges of threatening an ex-boyfriend and having him arrested by filing a false police report claiming she had been sexually assaulted.
Christine Wycoff, 44, was freed on $150,000 bond, and is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 22 in downtown Los Angeles on charges of dissuading a witness and false imprisonment.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Wycoff met the alleged victim online in June 2014 and the pair had a sexual relationship that lasted several months. When the relationship soured, Wycoff allegedly threatened the man, who reported it to the LAPD.
While the LAPD was conducting an internal investigation, Wycoff allegedly told the man that if he cooperated with the probe, she would accuse him of domestic violence.
She later went to Torrance police and filed a report claiming the man had sexually assaulted her, causing him to be arrested, though he was quickly released. His arrest is the basis of the false imprisonment charge, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Wycoff faces up to four years and eight months in prison if convicted, prosecutors said.
According to the LAPD, Wycoff has been with the department for 17 years. She has been assigned to home duty with pay, amid a continuing internal department investigation.
– City News Service