NAMING THE OFFICER WHO IS SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL/IA INVESTIGATION???
In the past SPD has released the names to Officers involved
in Criminal/IA Investigations in the past after the 72 hour wait period in the
Police Guild Contract.
For some reason SPD chose not to do so in this case even
though they did “ring the bell” with this press release.
There has been a lot of speculation on various social media
that the Officer involved in the press release was Dan or Scott Lesser who were
the Officers involved in the now infamous Lesser Video case which was
originally covered up by SPD. To resolve any speculation, I have decided to
release the name of the Officer involved, however I will not release
information at this point regarding the details of the case.
The Officer Involved is:
Officer Kristopher Henderson # 1294 who joined the Spokane
Police Department on 06/20/2016 as a lateral transfer from the Lakewood Police
(*** I did request the usual head shot photo and more background on Henderson however SPD refused to provide the information)
The Spokane Police Department is required by the OPO
Ordinance to notify the OPO within three days of a case like this being
initiated and like the Lesser case that has not been done.