Cop versus cop investigation

March 21, 2008 8:39:47 PM PDT
The officer at the center of a cop verus cop investigation is Sergeant Larry Smart.Sources tell Action News, Sgt. Larry Smart was off duty, leaving the Home Depot on the Boulevard when he got into a fender bender.

Police from the 2nd District were called.

Smart allegedly was evasive and did not identify himself as a police officer.

Backup officers were called in and a fight broke out with Sgt. Smart allegedly striking at least one officer who had to be treated at a local hospital.

Another female officer suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Sgt. Smart was not arrested, but Internal Affairs immediately launched an investigation.

Action News went to Smart's home to hear his side of the story.

No one answered.

Internal Affairs could not talk about specificd, but say Sgt. Smart, who works out of the 92nd District, did get into a physical altercation with officers following a traffic accident.

The department says the allegations are very serious and it will conduct a complete and thorough investigation.