A Compton police officer has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation of allegations that he assaulted a female Compton police officer with whom he had a personal relationship.
The female officer, whose name is not being released by three law enforcement agencies involved in the case, filed an assault complaint against Officer Glendal Whitney on Dec. 4 with the Police Department in Santa Monica, where the alleged incident took place.
Santa Monica Detective Sgt. Timothy Bauer said his department turned the case over to a special unit of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office that investigates cases involving police officers. Whitney was on the Santa Monica force before he joined the Compton department.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert R. Lapin declined to release any details about the case, except to say that the allegations do not involve rape and that no charges have been filed against Whitney. Compton Police Cmdr. Terry Ebert said his department is conducting an internal investigation into the allegations.