McDonough, GA – Clayton County police officer Christopher Russo, who claimed he had been ambushed and stabbed, was arrested after investigators determined that his story was a lie.
The officer claimed that he had walked in on a burglary and gave a detailed report about being pepper sprayed, beaten, and cut with a knife by two suspects who, according to Russo, sounded like black males. Eventually, however, he admitted that he had made up the story.
He was charged with falsely reporting a crime and making false statements.
Officer Russo was involved in multiple on-the-job shootings last year and is currently on unpaid administrative leave.