A Bellevue, Wash., police officer was fired Wednesday after failing to arrest a fellow officer he had pulled over for an alleged DUI, reports KING-TV.
The incident happened Nov. 20, 2013 when Officer Andrew Hanke was pulled over on Interstate 90 near Issaquah. Bellevue police say Officer Doug Brennan did not arrest Hanke, who was off duty, and let him be driven home by a family member.
Police spokesperson Carla Iafrate said Brennan notified a supervisor about what happened and Chief Linda Pillo was notified the next morning.
Brennan was placed on administrative leave in February while his actions in the case were investigated. Chief Pillo determined Brennan violated numerous department policies, including ethics violations and false information, Iafrate said.
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