Police Officer from Bedfordshire Police has been jailed after admitting he falsely alleged his partner had assaulted him.
PC Christian D’Andrea, 30, called police to report that he had been assaulted in Wootton on 27 May which led to her arrest.
He later told officers after she had been arrested that his pet dog had caused his injuries and not his partner.
D’Andrea also pleaded guilty to criminal damage after punching a hole in the wall of a property during an argument.
Two further counts of common assault on D’Andrea’s partner were ordered to lie on his file.
He was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay £300 court costs at Aylesbury Crown Court today (Wednesday).
T/Deputy Chief Constable Mike Colbourne said: “We expect our officers to act with integrity at all times, but clearly PC D’Andrea’s actions fell well below the standards we demand as a police force.
“His actions led to an innocent woman being arrested and interviewed about the fabricated claims.
“This case shows how we will not tolerate such behaviour.”