A San Diego police officer who allegedly brandished a gun at a man while off-duty outside a Pacific Beach bar was ordered Monday to stand trial on charges that include assault with a deadly weapon.
Trevor Sterling, 34, is accused of pulling the firearm in a threatening manner on July 31 outside Moonshine Beach on Garnet Avenue.
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Sterling, who has been with the department for nine years and was assigned to the Special Operations Unit, remains out of custody.
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He was arrested on the night of the incident after police responded to a call of a man creating a disturbance and displaying a firearm in a threatening manner outside the bar. Sterling allegedly was carrying a personal firearm during the incident.
He faces a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, as well as a misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm.
At the time of his arrest, SDPD spokesman Lt. Adam Sharki said Sterling was suspended without pay by SDPD Chief David Nisleit. An update regarding Sterling's employment status was unavailable Monday.