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Response to Mason County Prosecutor

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Shelton, WA — The two Shelton Police Officers that were the subject of an internal investigation for their actions on May 25, 2017 were terminated effective November 6, 2017.  The City of Shelton terminated these employees based upon the information obtained during an internal investigation which revealed several violations of Shelton Police Department Policies.

Today, Mason County Prosecutor, Mike Dorcy announced his decision not to file any criminal charges against these former employees of the Shelton Police Department. This decision by the Prosecutor does not affect the personnel decision by the City of Shelton. The criminal investigation and filing decision rest solely with the Mason County Prosecutor.

The Shelton Police Department is appreciative of the community trust and support shown during the last several months.  We are continuing to move forward as a department and foster strong partnerships within our community.

The department has extensive operational policies and training procedures in place to ensure that officers are prepared to protect our community in all situations. The Shelton Police Department will continue to examine its policies and procedures as we are committed to ensuring the public’s trust to protect and serve.

Media Contact:

Andy Arnes
Communications Officer
andy.arnes@sheltonwa.gov
360-986-9045