On Thursday, an LAPD detective was arrested for intimidating a witness and for false imprisonment after she claimed he had sexually assaulted her.
In June 2014, Detective Christine Wycoff, 44, met a man online, triggering a months-long sexual relationship, according to ABC 7. When it soured, she began threatening him, prompting him to report her to the LAPD. While the LAPD investigated the matter, she threatened her ex-lover, warning him that if he cooperated with the police, she would accuse him of domestic violence.
Wycoff filed a report with the Torrance Police Department stating that the man had sexually assaulted her; they arrested the man, then released him.
Wycoff was charged by the D.A.’s office with false imprisonment by creating a false report of a crime and with dissuading a witness on suspicion of making threats while the LAPD conducted an internal investigation.
The 17-year veteran of the force will be arraigned on Feb. 22 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, and could be sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison. CBS Los Angeles reported she has been assigned to home duty with pay.
Wycoff underwent surgery five years ago at UCLA for a brain tumor.