News Releases

May 11, 2021: Off-Duty LAPD Officer Charged With Threatening to Kill Two Men in Inglewood

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a Los Angeles police officer was charged today for threatening to kill his cousin and another man last week in Inglewood.

“Wearing a badge does not give an officer the right to break laws,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Police officers will be held accountable for their actions just like anyone else.”

Nicolas Enmanuel Quintanilla-Borja (dob 4/29/92) was charged in case YA103844 with one count each of false imprisonment by violence and assault with a semiautomatic firearm and two counts of criminal threats. He also faces special allegations of using a firearm.

He pleaded not guilty today and is scheduled to return to June 15 for a preliminary hearing setting in Department 2 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Inglewood Branch.

On May 7, the defendant returned home and allegedly threatened to kill his 37-year-old cousin who barricaded himself inside a room. Quintanilla-Borja then went outside and made similar threats to a 64-year-old man who also lived on the property. The defendant, who was off-duty at the time, allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man who managed to get away from him and call 911.

The case remains under investigation by the Inglewood Police Department.