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BPD officer on leave after handling firearm unsafely

Posted at 6:59 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 22:11:33-05

A Bakersfield Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a social media post surfaced of the officer handling a firearm in an unsafe way, according to BPD.

BPD says it happened Sunday afternoon at the third annual Bakersfield Marathon. The officer was standing at a fixed post when the incident happened. 

This is a developing story and more information will be posted when it's available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 327-7111.