Sunnyside police officer faces potential disciplinary action

There is an ongoing administrative action, pertaining to potential disciplinary action, against Sunnyside Police Officer Jose Trevino.

"It is intended this will be resolved by Monday," said Police Chief Ed Radder.

Trevino was put on administrative leave on Oct. 8, following a domestic dispute complaint involving him that was received the evening of Oct. 7 by the Sunnyside Police Department.

"We received a call, but it was not something in progress. No one was being assaulted at the moment," said Chief Radder. "We immediately turned it over to the sheriff's office, according to our policy."

"Trevino was arrested Oct. 9 at the Sunnyside Police Department and taken to the Yakima County Jail where he was booked," said Lt. Max James of the Yakima County Sheriff's office. "The charge was assault fourth degree under the Domestic Violence Law."

Radder said the action that is being taken by his office is not solely based on that charge.

"That was a cause for us to take a look at it, but it encompasses issues that have expanded the last couple of years," Radder said.

"This process is independent of the outcome of the criminal case," Radder added.

Trevino was arraigned in Yakima County District Court on Monday, Oct. 10. A status hearing has been set for Friday, Oct. 28. No trial date has been set.


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