Falsified reports put beloved Calif. cop in jail

He had no reason make false statements, and cannot explain why he did, a mistake that will cost him 1 year

By Kim Minugh
The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO — Why Brandon Mullock chose to make up details in his police reports when there was ample evidence to support his allegations might never be known.

But during his sentencing in Sacramento Superior Court on Friday – the final chapter in the former police officer's fall from grace – a picture emerged of a broken man, one drawn to public service but crippled by the intense emotional pressure that comes with it.

Now the 28-year-old Mullock will never serve as a peace officer again. On Friday morning, he was taken into custody and sent to the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he will serve a one-year sentence and then five years of probation. The sentence stemmed from Mullock's admission to three counts of falsifying police reports and one count of perjury, all felonies.

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