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AB 750 – Expands Prohibition On False Statements By Peace Officers In Police Reports
Existing law makes it a crime for a peace officer to make a false statement in a police report, punishable by up to three years in prison. However, the law creates an exception for statements included in a police report that are attributed to a third party. AB 750 narrows the scope of this exception and expands the scope of the prohibition on false statements by peace officers.
Under AB 750, it is a crime for a peace officer to include in a police report a false statement attributed to another person if the officer preparing the report knows the statement is false and is including the statement to present it as true. The bill also makes it a crime for a peace officer to knowingly and intentionally making a false statement to another officer if that statement is included in a police report.
(AB 750 repeals and replaces Section 118.1 of the Penal Code.)