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Medford Officer On Leave After Video Shows Him Threatening Driver

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A veteran Medford police detective has been placed on administrative after he was caught on video threatening to "put a hole" in the head of a motorist.

Chief Leo Sacco placed Detective Stephen LeBert on leave Monday in the wake of Sunday night's confrontation.

LeBert was off duty and out of uniform when he stopped a man who had made a wrong turn into a rotary and almost collided with another vehicle.

A dash camera video posted to YouTube records LeBert tell the man, "I'll put a hole right through your head," and use profanities despite the driver's apologies.

The driver says LeBert overreacted.

Sacco says he was troubled by LeBert's actions and language.

LeBert said he has not seen the video and has no comment.

Here is the video:

This article was originally published on July 28, 2015.

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