Brandon Mullock in court at preliminary hearing
SACRAMENTO, CA - A police officer accused of filing false DUI reports, causing the cases to be thrown out, pled no contest more than two years after he was charged.
Former Sacramento police officer Brandon Mullock, 27, was charged with four felony charges - one count of perjury, three counts of filing false police reports, Sacramento County District Attorney Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said.
Mullock resigned from the police department in August 2010.
Orio said during the investigation, the police department and the D.A.'s office found the Mullock lied about DUI suspects refusing to do field sobriety tests, staggering or slurring their speech, and suspects making incriminating statements about being drunk.
In September 2010, the district attorney had to drop 79 cases written by Mullock after discovering inaccuraopcies in his reports compared to what was recorded by his patrol unit video. The cases mostly involved DUIs and Mullock as the main officer/witness. Orio said 73 of the cases already had convictions, which had to be recalled and set aside.
The trial against Mullock began in May 2011. He was cited in 23 different cases, where he was charged with 33 counts of perjury and filing false reports.
Orio said as part of his agreement with the court, Mullock pled no contest to four felony counts and the judge can consider the dismissed cases when handing down his sentence.
Mullock's sentencing is scheduled for April 19.