An off-duty Seattle police officer was arrested by Everett Police on Sunday for investigation of misdemeanor domestic violence, according to a statement from Seattle Police spokesman Jeff Kappel released Tuesday night.
unidentified male officer has been “re-assigned to home” while the
matter is investigated, Kappel wrote. He said Seattle police were
informed of the arrest on Sunday afternoon.
Everett Police spokesman Lt. Robert Goetz confirmed the arrest but declined to offer any details about the circumstances surrounding it.
investigated the incident, we had probable cause to believe an incident
occurred, and we were mandated to make an arrest,” Goetz said.
Seattle Police Department has begun the complaint process with the
Office of Professional Accountability (OPA), which will keep abreast of
developments in the Everett police investigation, he said.
the Everett investigation has concluded, the OPA will conduct a separate
administrative investigation into the matter, Kappel wrote.
Sunday’s domestic-violence arrest was the second involving a Seattle police officer in the past year.
Last fall, Ronald Lee Murray,
55, a detective sergeant with the Seattle Police Domestic Violence
Unit, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault in Leavenworth
after Chelan County sheriff’s deputies saw him drag his girlfriend by
her hair across a parking lot.