Sacramento Police Department Officer Arrested for Filing a False Police Report
The Sacramento Police Department announced that it has arrested one of its officers for two felony counts of allegedly filing a false police report.
The officer, 26-year-old Alexa Palubicki, was placed on administrative leave as soon as the department received information about her misconduct.
In July of 2020 information was brought to the attention of the department by other Sacramento Police Department officers.
Once the SPD was alerted to the dishonesty, a thorough audit was launched of all arrests and associated supplemental reports submitted by Palubicki over the course of her three-year employment.
Once the investigation was complete, Palubicki was stripped of her “peace officer powers” SPD officials said in a written statement.
“This individual’s criminal behavior has no place in the Sacramento Police Department,” said Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn. “I am grateful for the other officers in this department who demonstrated strong integrity to come forward with information about this individual.”
Investigators in the department spent five months interviewing dozens of employees as well as reviewing footage from body-worn cameras, in-car cameras, and surveillance cameras as part of a comprehensive criminal and administrative investigation.
In addition, search warrants were served for cell phones and social media accounts associated with the officer. The case was submitted to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, which has been working collaboratively with the SPD throughout the process.
The internal affairs process regarding this case is still ongoing in accordance with state law.