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Former Newport News police officer pleads guilty to filing a false police report

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Nov 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-07 18:59:55-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A record-setting Newport News police officer pleaded guilty to filing a false police report.

Scott Mounger was in court today, and a judge sentenced him to six months suspended.

Also, for two years, he must be on good behavior, isn't allowed work in law enforcement, and can't seek a law enforcement certification.

His other charge of perjury was dropped.

NewsChannel 3 obtained indictments saying Mounger filed a false police report in August last year.

Another indictment says he committed perjury last November.

Officers tell us there were discrepancies during his testimony in one of his DUI cases.

Newport News police tell NewsChannel 3 that DUI arrests were Mounger's specialty. He's set records for them since he joined the department in 2005. He made 60 arrests in 2007 alone.

Mounger hasn't worked at the department since April.

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