Off-Duty Officers Arrested NR10041bb

January 27, 2010

On January 26, 2010 at about 8 p.m., two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were arrested by the Whittier Police Department for assault with a deadly weapon.  The Whittier Police Department will conduct the criminal investigation.  Investigators from LAPD Internal Affairs responded to the scene to conduct the administrative investigation.  

Both officers will be on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.  Because this incident is a personnel matter, the LAPD is prohibited by law from releasing the officers’ names or divulging information from the administrative investigation.  The LAPD takes this matter seriously.  The LAPD will rigorously investigate this incident and fully cooperate with the Whittier Police Department.   

Additional inquiries may be directed to Officer Mike Dekowski, Whittier Police Department spokesman at 562-945-8286.