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525.17 FALSE ALLEGATION OF PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT.
(a) As used in this section, “peace officer” has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 2935.01.
(b) No person shall knowingly file a complaint against a peace officer that alleges that the peace officer engaged in misconduct in the performance of the officer’s duties if the person knows that the allegation is false.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of making a false allegation of peace officer misconduct, a misdemeanor of the first degree.