2 LAPD officers convicted of perjury are sentenced

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles Police Department officers convicted of perjury and other charges related to lying under oath in a 2008 drug case have been sentenced to community labor and probation.

The Los Angeles Times reports Evan Samuel was ordered Tuesday to perform 750 hours of service on graffiti removal or some other labor. Richard Amio was ordered to complete 500 hours doing the same type of work.

Samuel was convicted last year of three counts of perjury and Amio was convicted of two counts of perjury, among other charges.

Amio and Samuel testified they chased Guillermo Alarcon Jr. into his Hollywood apartment and saw him immediately toss a black object that contained cocaine. But a surveillance tape showed four officers searching for more than 20 minutes before finding the drugs.

The officers denied wrongdoing.

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