A Los Angeles school police officer has been charged with felonies stemming from an alleged shooting hoax that sent authorities on a huge manhunt in January.
Prosecutors said Thursday that 30-year-old Jeff Stenroos is charged with perjury, filing a false insurance claim, preparing a false police report and preparing false evidence.
He is also charged with a misdemeanor of falsely reporting an emergency.
Authorities claim Stenroos faked being shot in his protective vest by a car burglary suspect at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Hundreds of law enforcement officers responded and a huge swath of the San Fernando Valley was shut down during the manhunt.
Arraignment is scheduled for March 23. Stenroos has not responded to messages seeking comment since the incident.
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