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Off-Duty LAPD Officer Apparently Pointing Gun in Photo



    Authorities Investigate Photo of LAPD Officer

    Authorities are investigating a photo of an off-duty LAPD officer that apparently shows her brandishing a gun at another motorist. Jane Yamamoto reports from Monterey Park for the NBC4 News at 5 August 9, 2014. (Published Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014)

    Authorities are investigating a photo being shared on social media that appears to show an off-duty LAPD officer brandishing a weapon while driving a vehicle.

    The photo appears to show a woman in a Blue Chevy Tahoe pointing a gun toward the driver’s window of the vehicle in what some are saying could be part of road rage incident, but authorities could not confirm that.

    Officials with Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the woman in the photo is an off-duty police officer. The incident reportedly happened Thursday, but it is not clear what led up to the incident on the 60 Freeway.

    Her name was not being released as LAPD Internal Affairs Group is beginning an investigation to determine if any misconduct was committed.

    A report was filed with the California Highway Patrol's East Los Angeles station in Monterey Park, officials confirmed.

    The CHP confirmed it is investigating the incident, but a report was not expected to be released until Monday at the earliest. LAPD launched their own investigation to get to the bottom of what was happening the photo.

    What led to the incident was unclear. It's unknown whether any arrests have been made.