The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says a New York City police officer committed perjury by lying about his salary to avoid paying more in child support

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office says a New York City police officer committed perjury by lying about his salary to avoid paying more in child support.

Officer Michael Martinez, an 11-year veteran of the NYPD, was released without bail after his arraignment Tuesday on a 20-count indictment. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old lied about his salary during family court proceedings, thus defrauding his own child out of more than $15,000.

Martinez is charged with filing multiple false payroll statements in 2013. Prosecutors say when he was asked about apparent pay discrepancies, he allegedly lied under oath by claiming he was working a night shift when he was not.

Martinez is currently on modified duty, assigned to the Housing Bureau in Manhattan. He declined comment as he left court Tuesday.