A former Fullerton police officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail recently for using excessive use of force and writing a false police report while on duty.
The man is Miguel Siliceo, 52, of Anaheim, who pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of excessive force on duty.
At the time of the crime, Siliceo was employed as a police officer with the Fullerton Police Department (FPD).
On July 9, 2015, Siliceo was on patrol with his partner in downtown Fullerton. Siliceo approached a man from behind and pushed him as he was legally crossing in a marked crosswalk. The defendant admitted to filing a false police report after arresting the man for resisting arrest.
The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) relied on the accuracy of this report and filed charges against the man he had pushed for one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
After the case was filed, body worn camera footage from the other officers present at the time of the arrest was obtained. The footage did not corroborate the arrest report Siliceo wrote.
The charges against the man were dismissed and the case was referred to the Special Prosecutions Unit for review for filing a criminal complaint against Siliceo.
The OCDA investigated this case with the full cooperation of the FPD.