A Bellevue police officer was arrested Saturday morning for an alleged domestic violence assault, Bellevue Police announced.
The assault allegedly occurred earlier this month. The officer, a 16-year veteran of the department, was arrested for fourth-degree assault.
He was booked into King County Jail and was placed on paid administrative leave. Bellevue Police will conduct an internal investigation but the department turned over the criminal investigation to the King County Sheriff's office in an effort to avoid conflicts of interest.
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