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O.C. Deputy Charged With Pepper Spraying Teen’s Pizza

pizzaA sheriff’s deputy in Orange County will be arraigned Monday for allegedly pepper-spraying a teenager’s pizza during a traffic stop.

The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the pepper-spray tainted pizza.

Authorities charged Juan Tavera, 30, with one misdemeanor count of assault or battery by a public officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Tavera, who is on paid administrative leave, is a six-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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