LAPD Detective Faces Charges in Off-Duty Hit-and-Run Incident [Los Angeles, CA]

Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2024)- An LAPD detective, Stephanie Carrillo, faces charges stemming from an off-duty hit-and-run crash on the Golden State (5) Freeway that occurred one year ago.

On May 3, 2023, Carrillo was driving an unmarked police vehicle when she allegedly rear-ended a civilian’s car, causing damage.

The Golden State (5) Freeway
A section of the Golden State (5) Freeway where An LAPD detective, Stephanie Carrillo, was involved in an off-duty hit-and-run crash one year ago.


Despite pulling over after the crash, Carrillo allegedly left the scene before fulfilling her legal obligations, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

Carrillo, 47, faces one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage. She is scheduled for arraignment on May 22 in downtown Los Angeles and could face up to six months in county jail if convicted.

On the day of the incident, Carrillo reported to the California Highway Patrol San Juan Capistrano station in Orange County, claiming she had been involved in a hit-and-run.

Gascón emphasized that this behavior by law enforcement violates public trust and fails to uphold the duty to keep the public safe. The LAPD relieved Carrillo of her police powers pending an administrative investigation overseen by the Inspector General.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents can experience significant financial and emotional challenges due to property damage, medical expenses, and lost income. Those affected can seek legal recourse and obtain compensation for their losses through the services of our attorneys at Crockett’s Law Group.

Our attorneys specialize in representing victims of hit-and-run accidents and other car accidents, helping them navigate the complexities of the legal system. We work to hold responsible parties accountable and secure compensation for our clients’ losses, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our attorneys approach each case with dedication and expertise, advocating for the victims and working to achieve the best possible outcome. By establishing liability and seeking justice, we aim to provide relief and support to our clients during this challenging time.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, our attorneys can guide you through the legal process and work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We understand the impact such incidents can have on victims and their families and are committed to helping them move forward.

The case involving Detective Carrillo highlights the importance of accountability in law enforcement and the need to uphold the public’s trust. As the investigation continues, the community awaits a resolution that ensures justice is served for the victim and maintains the integrity of law enforcement.

It’s important to have an experienced legal team on your side if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case review. We’re available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, or online chat.

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Source: My News LA

The map below shows the Golden State (5) Freeway where An LAPD detective, Stephanie Carrillo, was involved in an off-duty hit-and-run crash one year ago.

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