LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) completed an internal investigation into an accusation related to an arrest and taser deployment. The department ultimately determined the alleged event did not take place.
The alleged event was said to have happened in the area of Old Forest Road on June 2. This date places the alleged event around the time period that protests were occurring in Lynchburg.
After an investigation lasting several months and encompassing countless staff hours, the LPD has announced on Friday, Nov. 13, that the alleged event did not take place. As part of the investigation, detectives reviewed taser deployments, body-camera videos, in-car camera videos, and closed-circuit television video in the area.
Members of the Lynchburg Police Department consulted with Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison on the results of the investigation and determined appropriate charges.
Jaccarra Taylor, 22, of Lynchburg is charged with filing a false police report, which is a Class 1 Misdemeanor.
“We take all allegations seriously and investigate them thoroughly. This allegation occurred during a very challenging time for our community where our resources were already significantly strained and we had to call for assistance from neighboring jurisdictions. This false allegation tied up resources that could have otherwise been used to keep our community safe.”Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema
Taylor was taken into custody Thursday night without incident and was released on bond.