Konrad Thieme, 37, was charged with two felony counts of assault under color of authority and one count of making false statements in a report, according to prosecutors. An arraignment date was not immediately set.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Thieme and two other deputies responded to a disturbance call on April 10, 2021, in the 9300 block of Cima de Lago Street in Chatsworth. While there, Thieme allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old woman who was unarmed, prosecutors said.
No details were released about what led to the alleged assault.
Prosecutors said Thieme later falsified a report about what had occurred, noting that at least a portion of the encounter was captured on body-worn camera video.
“Police accountability is an essential component of a fair and just criminal legal system,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a news release. “Our office will not tolerate abuses of power that result in criminal acts by law enforcement officers who are sworn to protect our community.”
Thieme’s current status with the department was unclear.