SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Police said an officer has been placed on administrative leave after a victim of an apparent abduction was brought to his home early Thursday morning.
Officials said just after midnight they received a report of a possible abduction in the area of East Courtland Avenue near North Nevada Street. Witnesses reported multiple suspects entered a home and forcibly removed a woman from the location. The suspects fled with the woman in a vehicle. Officers got to the scene within five minutes and tried to find the suspect vehicle but were unsuccessful.
Then, at around 1:00 a.m. authorities said the officer’s male family member and the victim showed up at the officer’s house. Police said the officer realized the victim was injured and took her to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The officer also contacted his police supervisor.
Officials said the officer was placed on leave to ensure the integrity and transparency of the criminal investigation. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assume the lead role in the investigation. Once the criminal investigation is finished, an Internal Affairs investigation will take place to determine if any policy or procedure was violated.
Police said two men have been arrested in connection to this case. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Just in: SPD officer on leave. Spokesman tells me the officer was placed on leave to "maintain the integrity of the investigation." pic.twitter.com/Vti1kssz4J— Mark Hanrahan (@KREMMark) May 19, 2017