VALLEJO — The Vallejo Police Department says it has launched an internal investigation into reports that an officer used a racial epithet during a traffic stop.
Officials say officers were investigating a carjacking report from a “nearby jurisdiction” when they pulled a car over. Police say a citizen took video of the encounter on a cellphone.
It was unclear what the officer said, but Vallejo Police issued a statement saying the language was unacceptable.
The officer was placed on leave as the investigation continues.