- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - A former Commerce City police officer who lied about being shot by a suspect won’t serve any jail time but will be barred from working in law enforcement again.

A judge sentenced Kevin Lord to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service and ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation and treatment during a hearing Friday.

Lord’s claim that he was shot in the torso when he approached a suspicious stopped vehicle Nov. 8 touched off a manhunt for the alleged suspect based on his description.

However, investigators determined Lord had staged the shooting and wounded himself. They say he picked out a suspect from a phony line-up.

Lord, who pleaded guilty, told the judge that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after suffering a concussion.


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