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Name: People v. Stanistreet
Case #: B143501
District 2 DCA
Division: 6
Opinion Date: 10/30/2001
Subsequent History: Appellant’s Rev. denied. Respondent’s Rev. GRANTED. 1/23/02. Depublished.
Summary

Penal Code section 148.5 prohibits reporting a crime to a peace officer with knowledge the report is false. However, a citizen’s complaint of misconduct by a peace officer (which may also be a crime) made to the police chief or other governmental workers, is not a report of a criminal offense under the statute.