Konrad Thieme

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Service Record

Los Angeles County California Sheriff's Department

Rank Deputy
Salary $203,428 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave[2]

Incident Reports

2017 Domestic Violence

In August 2017, Thieme was arrested for domestic violence.[2]

2017 Arrest of Xenethon Sanders

On November 20, 2017, Thieme stopped Sanders and ordered him to exit his vehicle and lie in the street. Sanders claims that while he was complying, Thieme tackled him, knocking his head into the pavement.[2]

Thieme refused to allow Sanders to be seen by paramedics who were at the scene.[2]

Thieme's report claimed that Sanders was removed from his car at gunpoint and was uncooperative.[2]

Sanders was charged with resisting arrest.[2]

Response Timeline

The District Attorney dropped the charge against Sanders.[2]

On April 29, 2019, Sanders filed a lawsuit.[2][3]

In 2021, the lawsuit was settled.[2]

2019 Prisoner Assault

Jail surveillance video

On March 12, 2019, Thieme and other deputies were escorting a prisoner through the jail when Thieme stopped to engage two other prisoners. Thieme quickly grabbed one prisoner and punched him repeatedly. Deputies used pepper spray on the prisoners before handcuffing them. Thieme put his body on top of the prisoner for several minutes.[2]

The incident was captured by surveillance cameras.[2]

2020 Sexual Assault Investigation

On February 8, 2020, a student at Pepperdine University was sexually assaulted. Thieme and another deputy responded, telling the woman that maybe she "imagined it", said there was nothing for them to do as "she was not penetrated", and described the incident as "trespassing". The deputies did not collect surveillance video of the incident.[2]

The incident was captured on a body-worn camera.[2]

Response Timeline

The agency opened an investigation.[2]

The agency referred the investigation to the District Attorney for prosecution.[2]

2021 Assault of Sarah Jafari

On April 10, 2021, Jafari's mother called police because Jafari was banging her head against the wall. Thieme and other deputies responded. While Jafari was posing no threat, Thieme punched her in the throat. Thieme tased Jafari.[2][4]

In his report, Thieme claimed that Jafari was resisting arrest and reaching for a knife in her waistband.[4]

The incident was partially captured on Thieme's body-worn camera.[4]

Jafari's mother claims that deputies returned and asked her to state that Jafari had a knife.[4]

A supervisor noted inconsistencies between Thieme's report and the body-worn camera video.[4]

Response Timeline

Thieme was placed on paid administrative leave.[2]

The agency opened an investigation.[4]

In July 2021, the agency referred the case to prosecutors.[4]

In December 2021, Jafari filed a lawsuit against the county.[4]

On May 4, 2022, Thieme was charged with two counts of assault under the color of authority and one count of making false statements in a report.[4]

On July 24, 2023, the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) temporarily suspended Thieme's certification during the criminal proceedings and for "Physical Abuse/Excessive or Unreasonable Use of Force, Dishonesty".[5]

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