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No criminal charges in City of Pacific investigation

Pacific City Council President Leanne Guier replies to a question as Mayor Cy Sun listens during a council meeting earlier this year. No criminal charges will be filed against Sun for misconduct following an independent investigation. - Reporter file photo
Pacific City Council President Leanne Guier replies to a question as Mayor Cy Sun listens during a council meeting earlier this year. No criminal charges will be filed against Sun for misconduct following an independent investigation.
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No criminal charges will be filed following investigations of the Pacific mayor and the city's police department, King County Sheriff Steve Strachan announced today.

Pacific City Council President Leanne Guier made a formal request to the Sheriff's Office on July 18 to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct by Mayor Cy Sun and members of the City of Pacific Police Department.

The Sheriff's Office contacted the Washington State Patrol and requested they separately conduct the investigation regarding allegations against officers from the police department, and the Sheriff's Office would handle the investigation involving the Mayor of Pacific.

The Sheriff's Office conducted an extensive investigation, which included allegations of the mayor destroying public records, assaulting employees and intimidating a public servant.

The Sheriff's Office submitted their findings to the King County Prosecutors Office. After reviewing the investigation, the Prosecutors Office determined that no charges would be filed due to a lack of evidence that a crime was committed.

The Washington State Patrol also has completed its portion of the investigation, which focused on alleged misconduct by Pacific police officers.

After discussion with, and review by prosecutors, it was determined there is no evidence to justify proceeding with criminal charges against any of the officers, the Sheriff's Office concluded.

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