San Diego Police Sergeant Arrested in Gaslamp Over Holiday Weekend

A San Diego Police sergeant was arrested over the Fourth of July Weekend in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and faces charges of domestic violence, police department officials confirmed to NBC 7 San Diego Tuesday.

Sergeant Oscar Armenta was arrested just after 8 p.m. Sunday following an incident that occurred near Island and Seventh avenues, police said.

Details were not provided by the SDPD other than to say the incident involved domestic violence.

Armenta, who was off-duty at the time of the incident, was booked into the county jail, police said.

Armenta has been employed with the SDPD for 13 years, according to spokesperson Lt. Scott Wahl.

"We hold ourselves to the highest standards and take the conduct of all our employees very seriously," Wahl said. "This matter will be investigated thoroughly and he is facing both criminal and administrative consequences as a result of this incident."

Armenta was placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

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