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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Media Relations

Officer Accidentally Fires Weapon

Los Angeles: An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer accidentally fired his weapon.

On March 5, 2007, at about 2:00 p.m., Officer Jason Clauss, assigned to South Traffic Division, was at home cleaning his off-duty gun, when he accidentally discharged his weapon. One round was fired into the wall and no one was injured as a result.

South Traffic Division detectives ares handling the investigation.

Officer Clauss has nine years with the Los Angeles Police Department.

If there are any questions, contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.