A member of the Seattle Police Department has been reassigned following a weekend domestic violence arrest.
a statement released Tuesday evening, the department said the male
officer, who has not been named, was arrested Sunday by Everett police
for misdemeanor domestic violence assault. The officer was off duty at
The officer, who works in the Special Operations
Bureau, has been administratively reassigned to his home pending an
investigation into the incident, according to police.
Goetz of the Everett Police Department said the alleged assault victim
was not seriously injured and was not taken to the hospital. Goetz also
said the case would be handled by the Everett Municipal Prosecutor and
not the Snohomish County Prosecutor.
The department has initiated
a complaint with the Office of Professional Accountability, and the OPA
will keep an eye on Everett PD's criminal case for developments.
When the criminal case is wrapped up, OPA officials will begin their own investigation to the officers conduct.