Soap Lake Police to Review Hiring Process After Jones Arrest
The Soap Lake Police Department said it will work with the mayor's office and policy committee to conducting a review of its hiring process after the arrest of former reserve officer Shane Jones last week.
According to our news partner iFIBER ONE, Chief Ryan Cox said he stands by the in-depth hiring process and the steps the department took to vet Mr. Jones through several departments.
“As representatives within the law enforcement community, we have several jobs." stated Cox, "One of those jobs is to be a member of the criminal justice system and all the actions that they take. Included in these actions are a person’s response to charges and how they get rehabilitated. Our agency reasonably believes that the justice system works and people can be rehabilitated.”
Jones had two previous DUI arrests before Thursday night, when he was taken into custody after driving his patrol vehicle into a ditch north of Pasco. Jones is set to be arraigned next Tuesday on charges of DUI, resisting arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, and operating a vehicle without a required ignition interlock device.