Press Release

Beaumont, CA: On February 7, 2018, at approximately 7:29pm, Beaumont Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue regarding a request for assistance from an off duty police officer. The off-duty officer reported to dispatch that police assistance was needed in retrieving a stolen cell phone that had been tracked to a residence on Massachusetts. While officers were en-route to the location; a second reporting party called dispatch to report that a friend had been a victim of an assault by an off-duty police officer.

When officers arrived they located both the off-duty officer and victim together at the scene.  Further investigation by officers determined that the off-duty officer had assaulted the victim, who was subsequently transported to an area hospital for examination of injuries. The off-duty officer was arrested for battery with serious injury, brandishing a firearm, and assault under the color of authority. The suspect, Alejandro Brown, 31 years of age, was booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.    The off-duty officer was determined to be an employee with San Bernardino City Unified School District Police.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the Beaumont Police Department On-Duty Watch Commander at 951-769-8500. Information can also be provided anonymously at crimetips@beaumontpd.org or at beaumontpd.org/crime-tips.

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