An Oceanside police officer was arrested earlier this week for alleged domestic battery.
Captain Thomas Aguigui, a 29-year veteran of the department, was arrested by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) deputies on Wednesday morning.
According to Oceanside police, Aguigui was placed on leave, but it is unclear if it is paid or unpaid leave.
OPD said that the Sheriff’s office is conducting the investigation and will forward to the District Attorney’s office which may file formal charges. A parallel investigation will be conducted by the department to determine “if any policies have been violated,” the department said.
Aguigui will be placed on restrictive duty within the police department.
According to Aguigui’s bio page on the City of Oceanside website, he was sworn in April of 1988 after serving eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. and is currently assigned to the Investigations Division.