Spokane officer investigated for sexual misconduct

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Published on October 25, 2019 -

Spokane officer investigated for sexual misconduct

A Spokane police officer is under investigation for sexual misconduct.

We were told about those allegations yesterday, and today the investigation is on.

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Spokane officer investigated for sexual misconduct

A spokane police officer is under investigation for sexual misconduct he's accused of criminal sexual behavior.were told about those allegations yesterday --and today-- the investigation is on .

Let's get out live to taylor graham --for the story we first broke on kxly dot com this afternoon...taylor, how did police find out about this?

A source familiar with this case told us --the accusations that sparked this investigation --come from a victim of a crime this officer was assigned to investigate.

They're the men and women who have sworn to protect and serve.and now -- one of those officers is accused of breaking that trust.spokane police confirm --one of their own is under investigation for sexual misconduct.and his behavior ácould carry criminal charges.the spokane county sheriff's office is investigating those claims now --which a source says -- come from victim of a crime this officer investigatedthe spokane county prosecutor's office tells 4 news now --as it stands --no criminal charges have been filed against the officer.this is not the first time the tables have turned --and a spokane police officer has been under investigation.last august -- former sergeant gordon ennis was sentenced to 7 years in prison --after a jury found him guilty for raping an unconsious fellow officer at a party in 2015.perhaps the most notable case, though -- came in 2006...when surveillance video showed officer karl thompson clubbing a developmentally disabled man at a convenience store.otto zehm died --and in 2012 -- thompson was sentenced to 4 years in prison for violating zehm's civil rights -- and use of excessive force.the police department says it's taking áthis investigation seriously --the sheriff's department -- already in the middle of an officer-involved shooting investigation --has been called to look into this case right away -- to see if this officer -- has broken that trust -- and his oath to protect and serve.

4 news now has been given the name of the officer --but spokane police would not confirm his identity today.we are told he's on paid administrative leave...as the sheriff's office has assigned several detectives to this case.again -- no criminal charges have been filed against him yet.

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