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By Shawn Raymundo

An investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been placed on administrative leave following an incident this past Saturday in which the officer, while off-duty, allegedly pulled his firearm on a teen at a local skate park, according to news reports.

Carrie Braun, OCSD’s public information officer, said an internal investigation has been initiated into the alleged incident that reportedly took place on Saturday, Oct. 12. Once the investigation is concluded, she added, it will be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

“Orange County Sheriff’s Department employees are expected to conduct themselves with professionalism on and off-duty,” Braun said in an emailed statement. “We take this incident seriously and will fully investigate.”

Braun said the department is unable to provide additional information at this time because of the ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story.

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