GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids woman pleaded guilty this week to making a false police report after accusing a GRPD officer of inappropriate sexual contact last year.
According to police, Caitlin Rae Pals, 24, was pulled over on July 17, 2014 on B Street for going the wrong-way on a one-way street. She was found to be driving on a suspended license and was arrested. A Grand Rapids police sergeant was also at the scene. The following day, Pals made a sexual assault complaint to GRPD Internal Affairs Unit accusing the officer of “feeling on” her. Internal Affairs investigated and determined the complaint was unfounded. She was then charged with Making a False Police Report.
She will be sentenced on September 8th. With the plea agreement, she will serve no more than six months in jail.