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Sacramento police civilian employee terminated for alleged off-hours impersonation

The Sacramento Police Department has terminated a non-sworn probationary employee who was arrested in West Sacramento for impersonating a peace officer, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

The termination came after a swift internal investigation, said Doug Morse, a spokesman for the department.

On Tuesday Ilaya Prozorov, 20, was jailed on suspicion of impersonating a peace officer while off duty. The West Sacramento police department provided little details on the incident. It was not believed to be an ongoing pattern, Morse said.

Prozorov has been employed as a civilian community service officer for a little more than a month. He graduated from the department’s Basic Recruit Academy in December and was in field training as a community service officer.

“The moment we found out we launched that internal investigation.,” Morse said.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story included a misspelling in the last name of police spokesman Doug Morse.

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