An aide to the California Sheriff was arrested after the district attorney’s office said he was “a shocking ambush.”
Deputy Sukdeep Gill was arrested Friday with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and charged with aggravated assault and misrepresentation of a crime.
Just after 10:30 pm last January, Gill announced on his police radio that the shooting had taken place using an emergency broadcast button. Release By the District Attorney.
Officers from several sheriff’s departments responded and reportedly opened fire.
Gill told an officer at the scene that he was parked on the shoulder of a dirt road in Morgan Hill to urinate and when he got back in his car, its lights were turned off by someone in a vehicle.
Gill said he just fired two shots at the vehicle, but the car pulled away.
The district attorney’s office said Kill had no serious injuries.
“He appeared to have been shot only once, in a miraculous place – the camera on his body was destroyed,” the statement said.
During the investigation into the alleged shooting, the company said Gillin “skipped the story.” Other evidence, including ballistics, “exposed serious discrepancies in the sub-account.”
“This case is confusing and deeply disappointing,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “Deputy Gill’s actions abused the trust of his fellow officers and diverted public safety resources from protecting the community.
Gill, 27, could not be reached for comment. His lawyer, Nicole Biffari, said: “We look forward to seeing the investigation and the evidence to understand why these allegations continue.
The deputy has been with the sheriff’s office since 2016. He was placed on administrative leave pending criminal and administrative investigations.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office a News release If the allegations against Gill are true, his actions are “not the best men’s and women’s representatives of the sheriff’s office, they risk their lives to serve and protect their community honestly and sincerely every day.”