LAPD officer charged with threatening to kill two men in Inglewood, DA says

An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested in Inglewood on suspicion of kidnapping, making criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Tuesday that the officer was charged for threatening to kill his cousin and another man last week in Inglewood.

"Wearing a badge does not give an officer the right to break laws," District Attorney Gascón said in a statement. "Police officers will be held accountable for their actions just like anyone else."

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Quintanilla-Borja was charged with one count each of false imprisonment by violence and assault with a semi-automatic firearm and two counts of criminal threats. He also faces special allegations of using a firearm, officials said.

Nicolas Enmanuel Quintanilla-Borja, 29, remained in jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $2 million bail. 

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 15.

Borja was arrested after Inglewood police officers were sent to the 3500 block of West 116th Street at about 5:50 a.m. Friday on a family disturbance call and conducted witness interviews at the scene.

No further details were released by Inglewood police, and the LAPD acknowledged the arrest but referred all other questions to the Inglewood Police Department.

An LAPD representative did confirm that the officer's police powers were revoked following his arrest, though he is still employed by the department, and said that an administrative investigation has been initiated.

Quintanilla Borja was hired by the LAPD in January 2020 and was assigned to the 77th Street Division.

The case remains under investigation by the Inglewood Police Department.

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CNS contributed to this report.