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January 28, 2016: LAPD Detective Charged with Witness Intimidation

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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An LAPD detective has been charged with dissuading a witness and false imprisonment involving an off-duty sexual relationship with a man she met on the Internet, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Christine Wycoff (dob 2/10/71) is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 22 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30, in case BA443216. Wycoff, who was arrested today by LAPD officers, was released on a $150,000 bond.

Deputy District Attorney Ann Marie Wise with the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Wycoff allegedly began a sexual relationship with a man in June 2014 that lasted several months. When the relationship deteriorated, Wycoff allegedly made repeated threats against the man, who reported it the Los Angeles Police Department.

During the course of LAPD’s internal investigation, Wycoff allegedly threatened the victim that if he cooperated with the investigation, she would accuse him of domestic violence.

Wycoff later filed a report with Torrance Police Department that the man had sexually assaulted her. He was arrested but later released. She is charged with false imprisonment for having caused his arrest by making a false report of a crime and with dissuading a witness for allegedly making threats during an LAPD internal investigation.

If convicted, Wycoff faces up to four years, eight months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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