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O’Neill Resigns From Sheriff’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 16, 2013

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, [email protected]
Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700

Darrell O’Neill has resigned from his position as sergeant with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.  O’Neill’s actions leading up to his arrest last month by the Everett Police Department for conspiracy to promote prostitution and official misconduct had been under investigation by the Office of Professional Accountability. The internal investigation was terminated, per O’Neill’s separation from employment.  Any criminal charges would be the result of the criminal investigation being conducted by the Everett Police Department.

O’Neill was placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest on June 25 and his law enforcement authority had been suspended.

Any media inquiries regarding the criminal investigation should be directed to Everett Police Officer Aaron Snell ([email protected], 425-257-7498).  Questions regarding the internal investigation should be directed to the Sheriff’s Office Director of Communication, Shari Ireton (425.388.3377, [email protected]).