Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Former L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Filing False Police Report

Westminster -- A now former L.A. County Sheriff's deputy Monday was charged with filing a false police report and firing her weapon in such a manner that it endangered children and others.

O.C. prosecutors say on November 18th, 43 year old Patricia M. Bojorquez told Huntington Beach Police investigators that her ex-husband was sexually assaulting a 13 year old female relative.

Bojorquez is also accused of firing her gun inside her Westminster home. The bullet reportedly narrowly missed children playing outside her home.

O.C. prosecutors say she allegedly lied about the sexual assault incident because she was upset over custody issues.

According to L.A. County Sheriff officials, Bojorquez was a sheriff's deputy at the time of the alleged crimes but left the department in June.

Bojorquez is currently on probation for two DUI convictions in Orange County, the district attorney's office said.

She is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 24 at the courthouse in Westminster.