D.A’s Office Files Charges On Former LASD Deputy Involved in Lancaster Shooting, Aug 21, 2019
D.A’S OFFICE FILES CHARGES ON FORMER LASD DEPUTY INVOLVED IN LANCASTER SHOOTING, AUG 21, 2019
On August 21, 2019, Lancaster Deputy Angel Reinosa reported being shot by a sniper, while in the parking lot of Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. As a result, we deployed a massive amount of resources to capture the suspect. Within days, investigators learned that Reinosa had completely fabricated the entire incident and there was no sniper, no shots fired and no injury sustained by Reinosa.
Immediately following, a criminal investigation was launched by Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. After it was determined that the account of the incident was created by Reinosa and was a complete lie, the criminal investigation focused on the criminal actions of Angel Reinosa. A short time later, Reinosa was no longer employed by the Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation was subsequently presented to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of filing criminal charges.
Today, January 16, 2020, the District Attorney’s Office filed three counts against Angel Raul Reinosa and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The criminal counts include:
148.5(a) PC Filing a False Police Report, a misd
1871.4(a)(1) Insurance Code Insurance Fraud, a felony
1871.4(a)(2) Insurance Code Insurance Fraud, a felony
These Insurance Code sections are pertaining to the Workman’s Compensation claim.
Armed with the warrant, at 2:30 pm, Detectives from the Internal Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested Angel Reinosa for the charges, after a traffic stop in Sylmar. He was transported and booked at the County Jail Inmate Reception Center, where his bail was set at $40,000. He is currently scheduled for arraignment on January 17, 2020 in Department 30 of the LA Superior Court in Los Angeles. The case number is BA484557.