“Spokane Police Department Officer John Scott has been terminated
After the conclusion of a lengthy and thorough Internal Affairs (IA) investigation, Officer John â€œJayâ€ Scottâ€™s employment with the Spokane Police Department (SPD) has been terminated, effective immediately. This follows his arrest on domestic violence charges by the Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office (SCSO) last year. Those charges were eventually dropped, but through the internal investigation it was determined Scott had violated several department policies.
Scott was placed on administrative leave following domestic violence assault allegations (details can be found from the SCSOÂ news release). Once the criminal investigation by the SCSO was completed, SPD began the standard procedure of conducting an IA investigation to ensure department policies or procedures were not violated.
Following the City of Spokaneâ€™s Human Resource policy andÂ Civil Service Rules, Scott was placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation proceeded. That investigation determined Scott had violated SPD policy and his employment was terminated today.
â€œWe take all allegations of domestic violence and police misconduct involving our officers seriously,â€ says Chief Craig Meidl. â€œThis type of behavior does not represent the vast number of honorable men and women who work for SPD and serve our community each and every day.â€
Spokane Police Department”