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February 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Bellevue police officer punished for driving city car after drinking

A Bellevue police officer has been removed from the department’s bomb squad after an internal investigation determined he drove a city vehicle after consuming alcohol while off-duty.

Officer Dion Robertson drove the unmarked city vehicle to two off-duty functions in November,  according to the Bellevue Police Department. After consuming three beers over several hours, Robertson drove the vehicle home.

An investigation was launched after a department employee reported a potential department policy violation, according to a news release.

Robertson was removed from the bomb squad, resulting in a 4-percent pay reduction.

“Holding officers accountable to a high standard is not only the right thing to do but it is necessary to ensure we maintain the department’s integrity and the public’s trust,” Police Chief Linda Pillo said in the news release.

Robertson was demoted in 2012 from corporal to officer and removed from his supervisory position on the bomb squad for his drunken behavior at a Seattle Seahawks game, when he and another off-duty Bellevue officer confronted a female Seattle police officer and got into a profanity-laced altercation with a fan and his family.

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