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Off-duty LAPD officer allegedly threatened to kill his cousin and another man in Inglewood

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Amy Christie
Amy Christie
 2021-05-12

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An off-duty officer from the Los Angeles Police Department has been charged in connection to criminal threats to his cousin and another man in Inglewood last week, according to KTLA.

Nicolas Enmanuel Quintanilla-Borja, 29, has pleaded not guilty to the following counts brought against him:

  • one count each of false imprisonment by violence and assault with a semiautomatic firearm
  • two counts of making criminal threats.

The police officer has also allegedly been accused of using a firearm during the incident, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

How did it all happen?

On May 7, after returning to his home in the 3500 block of West 116th Street, Quintanilla-Borja reportedly threatened to kill his cousin, who barricaded himself inside a room.

After that he allegedly went outside and threatened a 64-year-old man who lived on the same property, officials said. Subsequently he reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the older man. The threatened man managed to get away and called 911.

Before he was arrested, Quintanilla-Borja disclosed he was an LAPD officer from the 77th Division, Inglewood police said for the Times.

What were the consequences?

While it is not clear what led to the unfortunate events, the LAPD told the Times that the officer’s powers are revoked. However, he remains employed in the agency.

The Inglewood Police Department is investigating the case and Quintanilla-Borja will return to court for the setting of a preliminary hearing on June 15.

“Wearing a badge does not give an officer the right to break laws. Police officers will be held accountable for their actions just like anyone else”, L.A. County District Attorney George Gascon said.

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