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Liar, Liar: LAUSD Officer Who Faked Shooting is Investigated

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Hey, remember when that LAUSD Police officer faked being shot in the chest outside a school in Woodland Hills, and caused a subsequent lockdown of the neighborhood as well as a several-hour-long manhunt? Yeah...so does the LAPD, and today they filed an investigation into the actions of officer Jeff Stenroos, who later admitted to fabricating a story about being shot by a man who was attempting to break into vehicles near El Camino Real High School on January 19.

The LA Times reports that Stenroos "suffered bruised ribs and there were indications that his bulletproof vest had absorbed the impact of a gunshot," but that after giving inconsistent stories and avoiding questioning, he finally confessed and was arrested.

Stenroos still hasn't come clean about what really happened.

The district attorney will decide whether or not to charge Stenroos with a felony within a few days, according to the Times.