California sheriff's deputy accused of staging ambush

A California sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged on Friday with felony vandalism and falsely reporting a crime for allegedly staging a “emboscada impactante,” according to the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office.

Hace un año, en enero 31, 2020, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sukhdeep Gill reported thathe was shot from a passing car as he stood on a dark rural road,” de acuerdo a un news release from the district attorney’s office.
When officers responded, no serious injuries were found on Gill and it appeared that he had been shot only once on his body camera, which was destroyed, el comunicado dijo. Gill’s report triggered a manhunt for the alleged shooter, según el comunicado.
Gill told officers thathe had parked on the dirt shoulder to urinate during a routine patrol. While walking back towards the driver side of his patrol car he was shot at by the passenger in a silver sedan that had turned off its lights as it approached him.
    An investigation found evidence thatexposed serious discrepancies in the deputy’s account,” el comunicado dijo. Gill was arrested Friday after a warrant was issued and charged with felony vandalism and falsely reporting a crime, un delito menor, the release states.
    Gill, 27, had been placed on administrative leave pending criminal and administrative investigations, según la oficina del alguacil.
    Gill’s attorney, Nicole Pifari, issued a brief statement that said, “Por ahora, all I can say is we are looking forward to getting our hands on the investigation and the evidence to understand why these charges are being pursued.
    CNN has reached out to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office for comment.
    According to the sheriff’s office website, Gill has a court appearance scheduled for Monday.
      This case is bewildering and deeply disappointing,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in the release. “Deputy Gill’s actions abused the trust of his fellow officers and diverted public safety resources away from protecting the community to investigate a made-up crime.
      Gill has been with the sheriff’s office since 2016, según el comunicado.

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