California sheriff’s deputy accused ambushed

A year ago, on January 31, 2020, Deputy Sukhdeep Gill of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office reported that “he was shot from a passing car as he was standing on a dark rural path,” according to a news from the District Attorney’s Office accordingly.

When officers responded, Gill received no serious injuries and it appeared that he had only been shot once on his body camera, which was destroyed, the release said. According to the release, Gill’s report triggered the maneuver for the alleged shooter.

Gill told officers that “he was standing on the dirt shoulder to urinate during a routine patrol. On his way back to the driver of his patrol car, he was shot by a passenger in a silver sedan, which he had Turned off his light as soon as he arrived.

An investigation found evidence that “serious discrepancies were revealed in the deputy’s account,” the release said. Gill was arrested on Friday after issuing a warrant and felony charges and misdemeanor reporting of a crime, a misdemeanor.

Gill, 27, was placed on criminal and administrative investigations pending administrative leave, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Gill’s attorney, Nicole Piffery, released a brief statement stating, “For now, all I can say is that we are eager to get our hands on the investigation and the evidence to understand. Why these allegations followed He is going.”

CNN has reached out to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office for comment.

According to the Sheriff’s Office website, Gill’s court is scheduled to be heard on Monday.

“This case is very disappointing and deeply disappointing,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in the release. “Deputy Gill’s actions abused the trust of his fellow officers and diverted public safety resources away from community safety to investigate a crime.”

According to the release, Gill has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2016.


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