A misdemeanor case against a former Los Angeles Police Department detective who pleaded no contest to obstruction of justice was dismissed Monday.

Christine Wycoff was acquitted by a jury in June 2017 of charges related to alleged threats against an ex-boyfriend she met online. The same panel deadlocked on a second charge of false imprisonment stemming from the man’s arrest as a result of a claim by Wycoff that he had sexually assaulted her.

In January 2019, Wycoff entered a no contest plea to obstruction of justice, for which she had been scheduled to be sentenced Monday. However, prosecutors and Wycoff’s attorney reached an agreement to dismiss the case, according to a court clerk.

Prosecutors said Wycoff met the man through a Craiglist online personal ad in June 2014 and the pair had a sexual relationship that lasted several months.

When he disclosed to Wycoff that he lived and worked with an ex-girlfriend, though that romance was over, Wycoff “berated him and accused him of lying and sleeping with other people,” according to a civil suit brought by the man that was later dismissed with prejudice.

Later in the on-again, off-again relationship, Wycoff “threatened to accuse (him) of domestic violence and rape” and “teach him a lesson” if he didn’t return a bracelet she’d given him, he claimed in his lawsuit, in which he is identified only as John Doe.

The man ultimately told Wycoff’s supervisor about the alleged threats, prompting an internal investigation.

Torrance police arrested the man after Wycoff accused him of robbery and sexual assault, though prosecutors declined to file charges.

The now-defunct civil suit had also named Wycoff’s then-husband, an LAPD sergeant at the time, as well as the cities of Los Angeles and Torrance.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.