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LAPD officer won't face new trial on accusation of filing false police report

LAPD officer won't face new trial on accusation of filing false police report

A Los Angeles police officer accused of failing to arrest a drunken motorist because he wanted to wrap up his shift will not face a retrial after jurors deadlocked recently on a charge that he falsified a police report.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval granted a motion Thursday to dismiss the case against LAPD Officer Rene Ponce, and prosecutors opted not to oppose the motion.

Ponce and Officer Irene Gomez were acquitted Aug. 7 of conspiring to obstruct justice after prosecutors accused them of failing to arrest a drunk driving suspect and writing false reports in connection with the Oct. 26, 2014, incident so that they could wrap up their shift and go...

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