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November 16, 2021: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Charged With Filing False Report, Perjury in 2019 DUI Arrest

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a Los Angeles police officer is expected to be arraigned today on charges that he lied about a motorist allegedly driving under the influence during an incident two years ago.

“We depend on law enforcement officers to tell the truth, especially when failure to do so jeopardizes another person’s liberty,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Alejandro Castillo (dob 6/8/72) was charged in case BA497114 with one felony count each of filing a false report and perjury. He is expected to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

The case was filed for warrant on July 20.

On Oct. 18, 2019, a man was driving in the Hollywood area and was stopped by the defendant for allegedly making an unsafe left turn. The driver was given a sobriety test and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Castillo is charged with filing a false report under the penalty of perjury.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internal Affairs Group.