PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Portland Police Bureau officer was involved in an alcohol-fueled altercation while on vacation at a Trout Lake, Washington, RV park.
Pat Kaley, chief criminal deputy of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, says officers responded late Sunday to a fight involving Sgt. Jason Pearce and a 17-year-old boy who had made comments to Pearce’s daughter.
Kaley says the boy suffered injuries to his face and neck, but did not have to be hospitalized.
Pearce told investigators he acted in self-defense. Kaley says the sheriff’s office recommended to the prosecutor’s office that Pearce be charged with felony assault. The prosecutor has yet to decide whether to file charges.
Portland police say Pearce remains on vacation. He has been with the bureau for 19 years.
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