Renton officer arrested in Des Moines

The arrest was related to an “encounter with a woman” according to Renton Police Department

A local Renton officer was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10 in a second-degree assault investigation, according to Des Moines Police Department.

Des Moines Police responded to a welfare check on the 25000 block of 16th Avenue South for a crying woman. According to court documents,

Police also found the officer and arrested him at the scene, he was booked into King County jail for a second-degree assault investigation.

The Des Moines Police Department stated in a press release they are still investigating the incident and working with the King County Prosecutors Office.

Renton Police Department first confirmed in a press release that an officer was arrested Saturday morning around 6 a.m in Des Moines. The man identified himself, to Des Moines police, as a Renton officer.

He was then confirmed as a member of the police department, and placed on administrative leave. The press release states they won’t release his name until the arraignment.

Renton Patch has reported that Tanuj Soni, the name of a Renton police officer, was booked into King County Jail Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m., but he has not been confirmed as the officer in question. Soni is booked for a second degree assault investigation, which aligns with the Des Moines Police Department press release.

The incident was described as an “encounter with a woman” by Renton Police Department. In response to request for elaboration, police stated that the incident is being investigated by Des Moines Police Department, and questions related to the “facts and circumstances” must come from them.

The Renton Reporter will update as more information is available.

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