SPD Sergeant Placed on Leave as OPA Investigates His Actions During August 13th Protest

The Seattle Police Department has placed a sergeant on paid administrative leave pending an Office of Police Accountability (OPA) investigation into conduct at a demonstration on August 13th.

The department received multiple inquiries about a video showing a member of the public expressing concern about statements made by the sergeant, as well as his driving while on-duty.

The department forwarded the video to the OPA for further review and has placed the officer on leave.

Our department is committed to the highest level of accountability. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact OPA at (206) 684-8797.