Four San Diego police officers won't be charged over drunken detective's crash, DA's office says


(CBS/AP) SAN DIEGO - No criminal charges will be filed against four San Diego police officers who allegedly delayed reporting a crash by a drunken detective late last year.

The website of the Union Tribune newspaper, U-T San Diego, says the county district attorney's office has decided not to prosecute three police sergeants and a detective who waited hours to report the December 2012 crash.

Another detective, Jeffrey Blackford, was off duty when he allegedly crashed his undercover police car into a utility box.

Instead of reporting the incident, Blackford reportedly called two off-duty friends, who called two colleagues. A formal investigation wasn't launched for two hours.

Blackford pleaded guilty in April to misdemeanor drunken driving. He was sentenced to DUI classes and 25 days of public work service.