Crime & Justice

LA County Sheriff's Department investigates misconduct allegations

The sheriff's department is investigating allegations of misconduct by deputies who arrested a woman who filed a complaint against them, it was reported today.

Prosecutors dropped a felony drug charge against Tatiana Anjuli Lopez, 26, on Wednesday, saying dispatch records were at odds with accounts of the arrest given by deputies, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Lopez's attorney filed court records accusing the deputies of lying about her arrest and seeking to have her prosecuted in retaliation for her filing a complaint against them, The Times reported.