Finding a Gun, False Report – DA Announces LASD Deputy Indicted for Perjury
L.A. – When Los Angeles County District Attorney (DA) George Gascón announced that an indictment was unsealed on May 14th – charging two Sheriff’s Detectives for lying about their roles while a search warrant was served at a home in East Los Angeles three years ago – that was just the beginning.
An update to this serious situation was announced on May 27th when DA Gascón declared that an additional Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy was charged today for lying about finding a gun in a vehicle two years ago.
“On May 24, 2019, the defendant was among a group of deputies who found a car at a Gardena motel that had been used in a recent crime,” said the DA’s Greg Risling. “During a search of the vehicle, a stolen handgun was found in the vehicle’s trunk by another sheriff’s deputy, prosecutors said.”
During testimony at a preliminary hearing, Kevin Honea (dob 6/29/87) had claimed that he’d discovered the weapon in the front seat of the vehicle. For that, he is accused of lying under oath, during testimony.
Honea was charged in case BA495777 with one felony count of perjury, as scheduled for his initial court appearance on 05/27/2021 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
“Lying under oath damages the credibility of law enforcement and creates doubt and mistrust by the public,” said DA Gascón. “The scales of justice must always remain balanced in a court of law.”
The ongoing case remains under investigation by the DA’s Bureau of Investigation.