Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the Seattle Times ran a story about Snoqualmie Police Officer Nicholas Hogan, detailing incidents that lead to his termination from the Tukwila Police Department in 2013 and the large settlement Tukwila will pay stemming from one of the incidents
Today, July 17, 2015, The City of Snoqualmie released a statement regarding the hiring of Officer Hogan on February 10 2014.
The City of Snoqualmie stated, “All police officer candidates for the Snoqualmie Police Department are evaluated under a thorough civil service hiring process.”
At the time he was hired, the city said it was aware of the allegations concerning Officer Hogan’s previous employment now being reported on in the media, including the use of force.
The City of Snoqualmie says that in the almost 18 months as a Snoqualmie Police Officer, Hogan has “performed in accordance with police department policies and protocols…and…has not been the subject of any complaints or internal investigations while with the Snoqualmie Police Department.”
According to a presentation to the North Bend City Council last year, Officer Hogan was listed as one of the officers hired by the City of Snoqualmie when the Snoqualmie Police Department took over the police service contract for North Bend.
Since taking over North Bend Police Services in March 2014, the Snoqualmie Police Department has documented reduced crime in city and also hired an additional eighth police officer through voter approved tax funding.