• Matt Esnayra

Two LBPD officers arrested for allegedly filing false report



Two Long Beach police officers have been arrested, accused of making false statements in a 2018 criminal report, the Long Beach Police Department announced Friday.

The state of play: Both officers, 16-year veteran Dedier Reyes and five-year veteran David Salcedo, surrendered on Friday, according to a press release from the Long Beach Police Department.

  • The accusation originates from a 2018 arrest when investigators found 'discrepancies' in the officer's police reports after they compared their reports to video surveillance of the incident.

  • After finding out inconsistencies with the officer's portrayal of the incident, the "arrested subject was immediately released, and charges were not filed against him."

  • Detectives would later open an investigation into the officers, and by January 2019, detectives brought the case to the LA County District Attorney's Office.

What's Next:

Dedier Reyes and David Salcedo voluntarily surrendered into custody, and both officers were suspended from the force until the end of an internal investigation.

  • Reyes was charged with one count of perjury, one count of filing a false police report, and one count of filing a fraudulent government document. His bail is set at $2.00.

  • Salcedo was charged with one count of filing a false police report and one count of filing a false government document. His bail is set a $1.00.





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