No criminal charges will be filed against the mayor of Pacific or the city’s police department following investigations by the King County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol respectively, the Sheriff’s Office said today.
The president of the Pacific City Council, Leanne Guier, had asked for an independent investigation in July following allegations of misconduct by the Mayor Cy Sun and members of the city’s police department.
The Sheriff’s Office asked the State Patrol to look separately into the allegations against the police officers.
The Sheriff’s Office looked into claims of destroying public records, assaulting employees and intimidating a public servant. The results of the investigation were turned over to the King County Prosecutor’s Office who determined no charges would be filed because of a lack of evidence that a crime had been committed.
Similarly, the State Patrol turned its investigation of alleged misconduct by Pacific police officers over to prosecutors who determined there was no evidence to justify criminal charges against any of the officers.