SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER FOUND GUILTY OF FILING A FALSE DOCUMENT

 

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December 13, 2017

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SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER FOUND GUILTY OF FILING A FALSE DOCUMENT

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that a jury found Saqib Aslam, age 31, of San Francisco, guilty of filing a false document, a felony. 
 
“The public’s trust in law enforcement is of paramount importance,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “When that trust is broken, we must work diligently to restore it for the benefit of our community and public safety.” 
 
According to court records, on June 8, 2012, Defendant Aslam submitted an official document to the San Francisco Police Department Personnel Office for filing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The form was a Request for Home Address Confidentiality (DMV INV 32), which is a benefit that police officers and their spouses and children are entitled to under California law to help shield their addresses from being publically available. 
 
Defendant Aslam identified his two adult brothers as his children on the form to mask their addresses. The form was then processed by the police department and sent to the DMV. His brothers’ addresses were made confidential and appeared as “San Francisco PD” whenever their information was searched by law enforcement, such as during a traffic stop. They enjoyed this benefit for three years until Defendant Aslam’s crime was discovered. 
 
In the summer of 2015, the San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs Division initiated an investigation of Defendant Aslam based on information provided by another police officer within SFPD. The investigation revealed that Defendant Aslam had made a false representation on a DMV INV 32 form. The investigatory materials were provided to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. 
 
“Our justice system relies on police officers to tell the truth,” said Assistant District Attorney Sean Kiley. “It is fundamental that we hold them to the highest standards of honesty.” 
The Honorable Brendan Conroy presided.  This successful prosecution is the result of an excellent investigation conducted by the San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs Division and District Attorney Investigations. Assistant District Attorney Sean Kiley prosecuted the case.

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