Alamogordo police officer accused of pointing gun at workers

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – An Alamogordo police officer has been arrested for allegedly pointed his gun at rental center employees last month.

The employees were trying to retrieve a leased laptop from a person living at Warren Whittington’s home.

Authorities say the 43-year-old Whittington is accused of two counts of unlawful assault with a deadly weapon.

They say Whittington was off duty at the time of the May 11 incident.

Whittington allegedly told police he did point the gun at the rental center employees, but didn’t threaten them.

He turned himself in Monday afternoon to New Mexico State Police and was released on his own recognizance by a judge. A court date is pending.

Alamogordo police say Whittington has been on administrative leave since May when the case was handed over to state police.

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