Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Ongoing Investigation

This statement is being issued to address rumors and media inquiries that have surfaced today.

Several months ago, the Seattle Police Department commenced a criminal investigation. During the course of that investigation, the SPD requested assistance from the FBI. The two agencies have been partnering on the case since that time.

Last week, a Seattle Police officer was questioned by investigators and placed on administrative leave. He was not arrested and no criminal charges have been filed at this time.

This is an active, ongoing investigation.