A federal security official from Phoenix has been accused of falsifying records in connection with a San Francisco shooting that involved two other federal agents.
According to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Charles Jackson, a Federal Protective Services special agent, was assigned to investigate a shooting involving federal officers Peter Taoy and John Haire in February 2003.
Taoy claimed that a man named Jeffrey Petri tried to run him down following a pursuit near the San Francisco Federal Building.
Jackson is accused of not telling authorities that Haire confessed that he had never seen Petri’s car drive by the federal building.
"The information that defendant Charles Jackson failed to disclose contradicted evidence that defendant Charles Jackson knew had been presented to the FPS, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, and a Federal Magistrate-Judge in connection with Petri’s arrest and detention," the indictment reads.
The indictment states Jackson "substantially interfered with the administration of justice" and he "abused a position of trust he held as a FPS special agent."
George Walker, Jackson’s attorney, did not return a call.
Jackson has since been assigned to the agency’s office in Phoenix, according to a Tuesday story in the San Francisco Chronicle. Federal Protective Services is a division within the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement.
Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 7 in San Francisco.