Los Angeles Police Department officer Nicolas Enmanuel Quintanilla-Borja, 29, of Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States as been arrested. He was charged with one count each of false imprisonment by violence and assault with a semiautomatic firearm and two counts of criminal threats.
Quintanilla-Borja was off-duty when he returned home on May 7, 2021. That day, he allegedly threatened to kill his cousin, 37, who had barricaded himself in a room, before going out and making similar threats to a man, 64, a tenant who also lived on the property.
The off-duty LAPD cop allegedly pointed a gun at the elderly man. The latter was able to get away from the suspect and called 911.
At around 5:50 a.m. on May 8, 2021, Inglewood Police Department officers arrested Quintanilla-Borja at the residence. He was allegedly intoxicated during the arrest.
“Wearing a badge does not give an officer the right to break laws,” Los Angeles County district attorney George Gascón, 67, said. “Police officers will be held accountable for their actions just like anyone else.”
The LAPD hired Quintanilla-Borja in January 2020. Recently, he was assigned to the 77th Street Division.
After the arrest, Quintanilla-Borja was relieved of his police powers and assigned home. He is still employed by the LAPD, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles.
Quintanilla-Borja’s bond was set at $2 million. Booked into Inglewood police jail, he is expected to appear in court on June 15, 2021, according to CBS Los Angeles.