LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A rookie police officer whose weapon was found in the hallway of an apartment complex in Culver City no longer works for the Los Angeles Police Department, police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday.
The gun was found in the same hallway in an apartment building on Canterbury Drive on Oct. 25, the same day a bullet was found lodged in a wall at the location.
When Culver City police examined the weapon, they determined it was registered to an LAPD officer, triggering an LAPD internal affairs investigation of the officer, who was off duty at the time.
The officer’s identity has not been made public.
The officer under investigation is “no longer one of my officers,” Beck said, according to the Los Angeles Times. The chief declined to say whether the officer had quit or been fired.
Culver City police have been investigating who fired the weapon and why.
The investigation is winding down, and Culver City police Lt. Sam Agaiby said their findings would be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office “in a few days,” according to the Times.
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