FULLERTON, Calif. — A former Fullerton police officer accused of falsely claiming a suspect resisted arrest has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Miguel Siliceo was charged last year with a felony count of filing a false police report but he pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor battery.

He could have faced up to three years in jail.

The Orange County Register says Siliceo filed a report alleging that a suspect he pushed in a crosswalk had resisted arrest but prosecutors said body camera footage from other officers showed otherwise.

Resisting-arrest charges against the suspect were later dropped.

Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com

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