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SF Police Officer Convicted of Filing False Document

A San Francisco jury Wednesday found police Officer Saqib Aslam guilty of filing a false document, according to prosecutors.

Aslam, who had nine years of experience with the San Francisco Police Department at the time of his arrest, was arrested in April 2016 on suspicion of perjury and filing false documents with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Court records indicate that Aslam, 31, submitted an official document to the SFPD personnel office on June 8, 2012 for filing with the DMV requesting home address confidentiality.

That document identified his two adult brothers as his children in order to mask their addresses, causing them to be made confidential and listed as "San Francisco PD" whenever their information was pulled up by law enforcement.

The false information was not uncovered until the summer of 2015, when another member of the department tipped off investigators.

"The public's trust in law enforcement is of paramount importance," said District Attorney George Gascon. "When that trust is broken, we must work diligently to restore it for the benefit of our community and public safety."

Aslam was convicted Wednesday on one felony count of filing a false document, according to prosecutors.

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