SPOKANE, Wash.— Authorities arrested a Spokane Police Department officer over the weekend. Officer Mike Russo was arrested Saturday for Driver Under the Influence according to SPD leaders who later placed Russo on administrative leave following the arrest.
The Washington State Patrol has been assigned to investigate the Saturday night arrest. SPD leaders said Russo was not on duty when he was arrested. The SPD officer was later cited and released.
SPD leaders said they have launched an internal administrative investigation.