Six Seattle police officers are under an extreme investigation by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Office of Police Accountability (OPA) Director Andrew Myerberg for being in DC on January 6, the same day of the riot at the US Capitol.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is forcing the six Seattle police officers to "turn over phone data, personal documents, and bank statements in relation to the investigation," a demand that is in direct violation of labor laws and guild contracts, a source told The Post Millennial.
Sources within the Seattle Police Department told The Post Millennial that the Seattle Police Officers Guild briefed the department on Wednesday informing them of the unlawful investigation by Holmes and Myerberg.
The OPA has so far failed to find the officers culpable of any wrongdoing in DC on January 6, as the officers maintain they were there for the Trump rally and not involved in the riot and no evidence has been presented to the contrary. As a result Holmes is now attempting to possess their personal property in a blatant unlawful attempt to convict the officers.
"If the officers refuse, they will have to refuse a direct order, which then constitutes punishment ranging from suspension to…also no surprise, firing," said a source within the Seattle Police Department.
Although Pete Holmes through these actions is in direct violation of the officers' rights and is subject to legal battles after the investigation, it’s evident he is using every means necessary to find evidence to convict the officers; even if it’s something as simple as a city policy violation unrelated to the incident.
The disgraced Seattle City Attorney has cultivated a society in Seattle run by criminal lawlessness and disorder. His failure to prosecute criminals has put the entire Seattle community in danger as homicides and violent crimes skyrocket due to his catch-and-release policies.
It’s unclear why Holmes decided to enact an extreme investigation on these officers when he refuses to prosecute far-left extremists involved with the ongoing violent riots in the city, including an armed insurrection last summer that left many dead.
The six SPD officers under investigation were placed on administrative leave in January, although some have since returned to the beat.
Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz announced the initial investigation in a statement on January 8 and said the OPA would investigate to determine "if any potential illegal activities need to be referred for criminal investigation."
"If any SPD officers were directly involved in the insurrection at the US Capitol, I will immediately terminate them. While OPA investigates, these officers have been placed on administrative leave," Diaz said in the statement.
This investigation is taking place at the same time Mike Solan, President of Seattle Police Officers Guild, announced that by the end of the month almost 300 police officers will have left the department since last year, adding to the dire staffing crisis within SPD.
Sources within the Seattle Police Department told The Post Millennial that morale on the force is at an all-time low. Just recently, an SPD officer and trainee were denied service at a local chocolate shop and LGBTQ officers were banned from attending Capitol Hill Pride.
Seattle City Council has so far defunded the police by more than $50 million in response to the 'Defund the Police' movement. A movement that has resulted in hateful anti-police treatment and rhetoric, which only further harms the city as citizens begin to despise police officers when the department needs to be supported to ensure public safety.
Though many of the perpetrators of the riot at the US Capitol have been pursued and arrested by law enforcement, so far no evidence has surfaced to illustrate these officers were involved, even after an intense taxpayer-funded investigation by the OPA for nearly six months.
OPA and the City Attorney could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.