LAPD identifies off-duty officer who fired gun during high-profile confrontation with teens in Anaheim

The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday released the name of the off-duty officer who fired his gun during what quickly became a highly charged confrontation with a group of teenagers in Anaheim.

The officer, Kevin Ferguson, is back on the job but is not working in the field, said Capt. Andy Neiman, an LAPD spokesman.

Ferguson works out of the Hollywood Division, officials said, but they provided no details of his specific assignment. State police records show Ferguson joined the LAPD in 2013. 

The Anaheim Police Department’s investigation into the altercation, as well as a separate internal inquiry by the LAPD, are continuing, spokesmen for each agency said Monday.

A seemingly mundane dispute spun out of control on West Palais Road last week when Anaheim police say Ferguson confronted a group of teenagers walking across his property. Other teenagers pulled out their cameras, filming the officer as he held a 13-year-old boy…

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