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Thursday, November 29, 2012

SPD Officer Arrested for Alleged Domestic Violence

Posted by on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

The incident took place in Lake Stevens between a soon-to-be divorced SPD officer and his wife, who are still sharing a residence. From the SPD Blotter:

An off-duty Seattle Police Officer was arrested late last night for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) notified Seattle Police Department commanders of the arrest. The employee was booked into Snohomish County Jail for misdemeanor domestic violence assault.

The 41 year old male officer is assigned to the Special Operations Bureau. He has been administratively re-assigned to home pending the on-going investigation.

The incident report (.pdf) states that during an argument, the wife says her soon-to-be-ex-husband "grabbed her shoulders with each hand and violently pushed her back so hard she fell backwards on the floor and she feared that it may escalate to worse." Meanwhile, her husband claims that they'd both been drinking, and fighting, and that "she fell or slipped due to her intoxication level and not from any force from the pushing her back. He said that it seemed so ridiculous that he started to laugh at her."

The report notes that the victim didn't have any marks or apparent injuries on her and "did not appear to be intoxicated."

Here's wishing the couple a safe and speedy divorce.


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Hernandez 1
Plays into the narrative that the violent thug element of the SPD is comprised of cops who live out in the suburbs and have no connection to the community they serve.
Posted by Hernandez on November 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM · Report this
Hawke 5
Another candidate for Wellspring's DVI program. That would prove mighty interesting...
Posted by Hawke on November 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 6
I love it when the troll posts a bunch of comments minutes apart, like he assumes we think it is three different people. It also is a huge "don't bother with this" sign.

Let me guess, he is blaming the woman?
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
Agent Michael Scarn 7
Good of them to re-assign him to home.
Posted by Agent Michael Scarn on November 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
skidmark 8
Here's my take on why SPD hires shitty cops.

A few years back I got helped out of a bind by a cop in Bloomfield CO. While we were small talking he mentioned that he had applied for a position at SPD and hoped to get the job as he had some family up this way. He ended up in Bloomfield because he had sent out a batch of resumes after graduating from the Academy and Bloomfield responded to him and hired him, before SPD ever even got back to him 4 months later after he had applied.

Its been my experience that organizations whose HR departments are slow to respond to qualified applicants lose out on hiring the best because someone else hires them first.
Posted by skidmark on November 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
I note that he is a member of SOB, officially..... that is very appropriate....
Posted by pupuguru on November 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this
NYC actually has a residency requirement for its cops. I'm not sure it makes them behave any better.

Has anyone seen data on Seattle cops residency?
Posted by codswallower on November 29, 2012 at 1:01 PM · Report this
@6 sure enough!
Posted by Hanoumatoi on November 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this

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