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Published May 18, 2012, 09:46 AM

Fargo woman accused of lying to police

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman who accused an off-duty Valley City police officer of using excessive force during an incident at a bar is now accused of lying.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman who accused an off-duty Valley City police officer of using excessive force during an incident at a bar is now accused of lying.

Lesa Jo Black faces a misdemeanor charge of giving false information to law enforcement. She is to make her initial court appearance on Tuesday. A telephone listing for her could not immediately be found.

Officer Randy Schmidt was placed on administrative leave during an investigation of the Feb. 26 altercation at the Valley City VFW. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing and reinstated to duty.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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