Prosecutors Say "Hero" Sheriff's Deputy Staged His Own Attack

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy Sukhdeep Gill was lauded as a hero after surviving an “ambush attack” by a gunman in Morgan Hill last year. Now, prosecutors say he made the whole thing up.

Gill was arrested last week and charged with felony vandalism and filing a false police report in connection with the Jan. 31, 2020 incident.

“After conducting an extensive investigation and looking into all of the evidence according to county protocols, sheriff’s detectives believed that the evidence suggested that the shooting did not occur as reported and was fabricated,” said Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Sgt. Michael Low.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen called the case “bewildering and deeply disappointing.”

“Deputy Gill’s actions abused the trust of his fellow officers and diverted public safety resources away from protecting the community to investigate a made-up crime,” Rosen added.



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