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May 4, 2022: Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With On-Duty Assault of Woman

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that his office has charged a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy with unlawfully assaulting a woman last year and then lying about what happened in a report.

“Police accountability is an essential component of a fair and just criminal legal system,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Our office will not tolerate abuses of power that result in criminal acts by law enforcement officers who are sworn to protect our community.”

Konrad Thieme (dob 2/15/85) was charged in case BA505055 with two felony counts of assault under the color of authority and one felony count of making false statements in a report. Arraignment will be scheduled for a later date.

On April 10, 2021, Thieme and two other deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 9300 block of Cima de Lago Street in Chatsworth where he is accused of assaulting a 32-year-old unarmed woman. He later allegedly falsified in a report what had occurred, some of which was captured on his body-worn video.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. If anyone believes they have been a victim of excessive force, please call (800) 698-8255.