Officer arrested for investigation of domestic violence

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington police officer was arrested after an allegation of domestic violence assault.

A release issued Saturday by the Bellevue Police Department says the officer, a 16-year veteran of the force, was arrested early Saturday and booked into the King County Jail in connection with an assault that “was alleged to have occurred approximately three weeks ago in the city of Bellevue.”

Bellevue Police spokesman Seth Tyler says the department learned of the alleged incident on Friday.

The department has not identified the officer and Tyler says no criminal charges have been filed.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the allegation is under investigation.

The Bellevue Police Department has asked the King County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the allegation.