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Alamogordo police officer arrested

An Alamogordo police officer has been arrested for allegedly pointing his gun at rental center employees last month.

The employees were trying to retrieve a leased laptop from someone who was living at the accused officer’s home.

Authorities say 43-year-old Warren 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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