Clackamas deputy arrested under ‘zero tolerance policy’

Shawn Heikkila as shown in his Clackamas County Jail booking photo. (April 25, 2013 | Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — A deputy who has been on administrative leave since November after being accused of domestic violence is now under arrest, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

On Thursday, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputy Shawn Heikkila was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing. The sheriff’s office reports these two criminal counts are related to “an incident of domestic violence,” according to its news release distributed Thursday night.

Heikkila has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail.

According to the release, Heikkila was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2008 and an allegation of domestic violence was initially made against him in November 2012. He reportedly was immediately placed on administrative leave.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Unit then “conducted a thorough investigation,” the release stated. The unit apparently has concluded that investigation.

The county sheriff, Craig Roberts, thanked investigators for pursuing this case — culminating in Heikkila’s arrest. Roberts also expressed “deep disappointment” in Heikkila’s alleged conduct.

“The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office maintains a zero-tolerance policy with regard to employee-involved domestic violence,” the sheriff’s office reports.

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