A Poulsbo officer recorded an incident with an intoxicated sheriff’s sergeant, but did not record the interaction when a police chief showed up. The sergeant was never charged.
POULSBO — Poulsbo city officials say they will review police body-camera policies following an incident in which a sheriff’s sergeant was found apparently impaired behind the wheel of his vehicle outside city limits.
The Kitsap Sun reported that Poulsbo Police officer Jennifer Corn recorded on her body camera her interaction with Kitsap County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Porter, who admitted to being drunk Oct. 16 while sitting in his Jeep at his house off Clear Creek Road.
She didn’t record conversations with the police chief arrived and another sergeant.
Porter was neither arrested nor charged.
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City council members voiced concerns about officers leaving the city limits, as well as the how the incident appeared to the public.
Police Chief Al Townsend said the department’s policy should be reviewed for dealing with law enforcement officers or prominent people suspected of crimes.