Retired LAPD Officer Charged With Extortion, Assaulting Former Girlfriend

A former Los Angeles police officer has been charged with extorting an ex-girlfriend and attacking her during an incident two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Danny Lee Reedy (dob 9/17/63) was charged in case BA484451 with one count each of extortion, extortion by threatening letter and injuring a girlfriend, and three misdemeanor counts of violating a domestic violence court order and possession of a firearm with a temporary restraining order. The case was filed for arrest warrant on January 13. Reedy made his initial court appearance today but his arraignment was continued to February 6 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Deputy District Attorney Rachel Greene of the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case. Beginning in May 2016, Reedy allegedly threatened to release compromising photos of the victim whom he had been dating unless she returned gifts he had given her during their relationship. After numerous alleged threats, the defendant is accused of sending the photos to the victim and others, the prosecutor said. In June 2018, Reedy allegedly hit the victim outside a restaurant in Glendora. The defendant also faces charges that he violated court orders for possessing firearms while those orders were in effect. If convicted as charged, Reedy faces a possible maximum sentence of six years in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles and Glendora police departments and the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. Jan. 16, 2020 About the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims' rights.