An off-duty Southern California sheriff's investigator
The officer involved in the Oct.
12 clash with skateboarders at Ralph's Skate Court in San Clemente, California, which was not identified. But in a statement Friday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has put the employee on leave while investigating the matter.
"Orange County Sheriff's Department's employees are expected to conduct professional and on-duty service," the department said.
Cellphone video shows a man, later identified as the off-duty investigator, confronting skateboarders at the park with what appears to be a gun in his hand.
Malcolm McClung, who witnessed the incident, told NBC Los Angeles that he and his Brother's band was playing at the skate park that night when they came over a baseball field.
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for its consideration.
Suzanne Ciechalski and Shamar Walters contributed.