For the first time in more than 20 years, Sacramento County prosecutors are going after a former cop for allegedly lying under oath, reports the Sacramento Bee. District Attorney Jan Scully filed 34 felony charges against former Sacramento officer Brandon Mullock. She accused him of lying in police reports, in hearings, and on driver’s license suspension forms.
Twenty-four of those charges allege that Mullock, 26, falsified his reports. Ten allege perjury. Scully accused Mullock of widespread malfeasance that endangered the public’s safety, waylaid justice, and consumed valuable resources within her agency and the Police Department – and for no apparent reason. Mullock resigned in August. Scully dismissed 79 cases – most of them involving DUIs and some of them already adjudicated – because of questions about Mullock’s credibility.