Grand Jury Indictment For LAUSD Officer Shooting Hoax
A group of police officers search outside El Camino Real High School (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jeffrey Stenroos, the LAUSD police officer charged with faking his own shooting in January and setting off a valley perimeter lockdown and manhunt, was arraigned on Friday after "a grand jury indictment alleged he planted evidence, the L.A. County District Attorney’s office announced," reports the L.A. Times.
The indictment charges the 30-year-old school police officer with five felony counts, including insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, preparing a false police report, preparing false documentary evidence and planting false evidence, and one misdemeanor of falsely reporting an emergency.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Paul Nunez told Schnegg the city is seeking $361,289 in restitution, and LAUSD is seeking $58,000 in medical costs. The district is still compiling full restitution costs for keeping students in lock down at eight campuses for up to 10 hours, prosecutors said.
Bail was set at $50,000. Stenroos, who is scheduled to appear in Van Nuys Superior Court on May 18 for pretrial, is being paid on administrative leave from the district. If convicted, he faces up to five years and eight months in state prison, notes the L.A. Times.