An LAPD officer is now under an internal investigation after a photo of her was taken showing her pointing her gun at another driver during a road rage incident.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon when on the eastbound 60 freeway in Boyle Heights. The other driver called 911 and the off-duty officer called the California Highway Patrol as a result of the altercation, and officers intervened between the two drivers after they had pulled over in Monterey Park. A source with the CHP has confirmed that the woman with the gun in the photo is indeed an officer with the LAPD’s internal affairs division, according to CBS 2.
The driver who snapped the photo says the incident was sparked when he changed lanes in front of the officer. The woman in the photograph claims she had feared for her life, and that the other driver was trying to run her off the road. The picture has since spread throughout Facebook, prompting the investigation.