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Two off duty officers arrested for assault

January 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Two off duty L.A. police officers have been arrested, accused of assaulting a man in a fight.Whittier Police say 29-year-old Brandon Valdez and 38-year-old old Patrick Fitzgerald were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday night.

Investigators say the two men had been drinking. They were standing outside a Whittier cafe when one began arguing with his girlfriend.

One of the officers turned on a bystander, punching him in the face and pistol whipping him.

The victim was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries.

The two LAPD officers were released on bail on Wednesday. They are on administrative leave pending an investigation.