FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 17CF0642
Date: February 27, 2018
FORMER FULLERTON POLICE OFFICER SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL AND THREE YEARS OF PROBATION FOR EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AND WRITING FALSE POLICE REPORT WHILE ON DUTY
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former Fullerton police officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail yesterday for using excessive use of force and writing a false police report while on duty.
Miguel Siliceo, 52, Anaheim
Pleaded guilty yesterday to:
- One misdemeanor count of excessive force on duty
- 30 days in county jail
- Three years of informal probation
- Ordered to pay $4,200 in restitution
Circumstances of the Case
- At the time of the crime, Siliceo was employed as a police officer with the Fullerton Police Department (FPD).
- On July 9, 2015, Siliceo was on patrol with his partner in downtown Fullerton. Siliceo approached John Doe from behind and pushed him as he was legally crossing in a marked crosswalk. The defendant admitted to filing a false police report after arresting John Doe for resisting arrest.
- The OCDA relied on the accuracy of this report and filed charges against John Doe forone misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
- After the case was filed, body worn camera footage from the other officers present at the time of the arrest of John Doe and the other suspect was obtained. The footage did not corroborate the arrest report Siliceo wrote.
- The charges against John Doe were dismissed and the case was referred to the Special Prosecutions Unit for review for filing a criminal complaint against Siliceo.
- The OCDA investigated this case with the full cooperation of the FPD.
Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols, Special Prosecutions Unit