Documents detail misconduct by L.A. sheriff’s deputies

Christian Chamness arrest report

Chris­ti­an Cham­ness was sus­pen­ded 25 days for writ­ing a false re­port and un­reas­on­able force, county re­cords show. The dis­cip­line stemmed from a 2007 in­cid­ent in which Cham­ness pep­per-sprayed an eld­erly Army vet­er­an in the face and ar­res­ted him, claim­ing the man had blocked the path of depu­ties and then ad­vanced on Cham­ness. The ac­count was con­tra­dicted by a se­cur­ity re­cord­ing that shows the 73-year-old man nev­er blocked the depu­ties or ad­vanced on Cham­ness.