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17 Sep 2014
18 Sep 2014
Portland police sergeant being investigated for altercation
An off-duty Portland police sergeant is under investigation for an altercation with a 17-year-old male on Sunday.
The Portland Police Bureau is not commenting on the incident while it is being investigated.
The bureau was notified of the incident on July 29 by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office in Washington. According to the bureau, Sgt. Jason Pearce, a 19-year veteran assigned to the Traffic Division/K9 Unit, was involved in an altercation while on vacation in Trout Lake, Washington. Pearce was vacationing with another Bureau member, who was not directly involved in the incident.
According to KCSO, at 9:34 a.m. on July 29, they received a report of an assault that occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 27 at the Elk Meadows RV Park in Trout Lake, Wash. The report involved Pearce and a 17-year-old male.
KCSO responded to the RV Park and made contact with all the involved parties, and will be forwarding the case to the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office.
The bureau's Professional Standards Division will review the KCSO reports as soon as possible and will determine what necessary internal investigative actions need to be taken. At this time, Sergeant Pearce remains on vacation.