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May 3, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Los Angeles Police Detective in Hit-and-Run in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA- Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Los Angeles Police Detective Stephanie Carrillo is charged with an off-duty hit-and-run while driving an unmarked LAPD vehicle and fleeing the scene on May 3, 2023 on the 5 Freeway in the city of Los Angeles.

“Irresponsible and unlawful behavior by law enforcement as allegedly exhibited by Officer Carrillo not only violates public trust but goes against the oath taken by law enforcement to keep the public safe,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Police officers have a fundamental duty to act with honesty and integrity. Our office will not tolerate conduct that jeopardizes public safety and fails to conform to the minimum standard of law-abidance expected of officers of the law."

Stephanie Lynn Carrillo (dob 7/23/76) is charged in case 24CJCM02389 with one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage.

Carrillo is scheduled to be arraigned May 22 in Dept. 48 of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On May 3, 2023, Detective Carrillo was off-duty and driving an unmarked LAPD police vehicle on the 5 Freeway in the city of Los Angeles when she allegedly rear-ended a civilian’s vehicle causing damage. While Carrillo and the victim were pulled over following the crash, Carrillo allegedly returned to her vehicle and fled the scene.

Later that day, Carrillo went to the California Highway Patrol San Juan Capistrano station in Orange County where she filed a report that she had been involved in a hit-and-run incident.

If convicted as charged, Carrillo faces up to six months in county jail.

The case was investigated by the California Highway Patrol East Los Angeles Station.