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Sheriff's deputy arreted for alleged domestic violence

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The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department announced July 30 it arrested one of its own for a “possible domestic violence incident,” according to a department press release.

Deputy John Pozdolski, 37, was arrested and booked into county jail for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, according to the department.

Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Tony Cipolla said Pozdolski had been arrested, but declined to offer further details because the investigation involves a personnel matter and it is ongoing.

Pozdolski has been with the department since June 1998, Cipolla said.

“The Sheriff's Office takes these matters seriously and upon learning of the incident took immediate and appropriate action,” the department said in its press release. “The Sheriff's Office holds our employees to the same or higher standards than other members of the community.”

Cipolla said the department is investigating the matter in-house, and that the investigation is being headed by Cmdr. Jim Voge and the department’s new Professional Standards Unit.

The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave until the court process and investigation is completed.

As of press time, the District Attorney’s Office hadn't filed charges against Pozdolski and a spokesman for the office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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