Fullerton Police Chief Placed on Leave Pending Investigation of Off-Duty ‘Disagreement’

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Fullerton Police Chief David Hendricks and a city police captain were placed on paid administrative leave Saturday after the two were involved in an off-duty “disagreement” at a country music concert, officials said.

Fullerton Police Chief David Hendricks is seen in a photo from the department's website.
Fullerton Police Chief David Hendricks is seen in a photo from the department's website.

Irvine police responded to the Five Point Amphitheater during a Lady Antebellum concert about 9:40 p.m. Friday after receiving reports of a disturbance between two off-duty members of the Fullerton Police Department and two on-duty emergency medical technicians, said Irvine police spokeswoman Kim Mohr.

The two officers — identified as Hendricks and Capt. Thomas Oliveras — left the concert after being asked to do so by Irvine police.

Mohr said no injuries were reported. An Irvine detective is investigating the incident to see if a crime occurred, she said.

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