The District Attorney’s Office is seeking criminal misdemeanor charges against Captain Andy Neiman

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By David McAlvany

14 January 2013

Captain Andy Neiman, the on-duty commander of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, has been cited by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for violating the civil rights of actress Paz de la Huerta, who accused him of sexual assault in 2007, and for lying to the independent police review that was later conducted by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

At a press conference held Tuesday afternoon, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley said he was seeking criminal misdemeanor charges against Neiman for lying to his superiors and investigators, claiming in a memo to Chief of Police Mike Brown and Internal Affairs Division Director Bill Scott that he had not received a sexual assault complaint about a colleague involving De la Huerta. The charges have not been filed, but the district attorney’s office filed a request with the U.S. attorney’s office to press criminal charges against Captain Andy Neiman, the on-duty commander of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division. Neiman is the only current member of the Hollywood Division whose name appears on the police report which the district attorney’s office cited in a March 17, 2011, letter to Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley.

The letter demanded that Cooley investigate the Hollywood Division and whether “it may have been responsible for its own failure to conduct a proper investigation and to report De la Huerta’s sexual assault to the appropriate authorities in this matter.” The district attorney also cited an internal LAPD report dated November 29, 2010, which it claimed showed Captain Neiman had failed to protect De la Huerta. The report stated that when an unidentified woman arrived several hours after the alleged assault, she identified De la Huerta as her assailant.

Cooley claims in the letter that the district attorney’s office has confirmed that a complaint against Coonassication’s officer was filed and that the letter was in fact sent to the Hollywood Division by the district attorney’s office in an attempt to get De la Huerta to testify against her alleged assailant.

The report cited by the district attorney’s office came from the LAPD’s internal investigation, which found on July 11, 2010, that De la Huerta had been sexually assaulted in 2007 by a subordinate

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