A Los Angeles Police Department commander has been placed on home duty after being involved in a crash in an unmarked police vehicle in Carson early Friday morning, then abandoning the vehicle at the scene, officials said.
The LAPD official was not injured and authorities believe no one else was involved in the incident, LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee said. Authorities were called to the scene near Avalon Boulevard and 213th Street about an abandoned vehicle at about 4 a.m, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“We are currently working with California Highway Patrol to determine the nature of the crash. The employee has been assigned to home pending the outcome of the investigation,” an emailed LAPD statement reads.
Citing anonymous sources, the Los Angeles Times identified the involved official as Cmdr. Jeff Nolte, who oversees the LAPD team that investigates officer-involved shootings
KTLA’s Judy Oehling contributed to this report.
Correction: A previous version of this story indicated an incorrect date of the crash. The post has since been updated.