Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris announced this morning that the department has initiated a formal investigation to determine whether officers who responded to a call for suspicious activity on Nov. 7 at a Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise in Kirkland acted in accordance with department protocol.
“Kirkland prides itself on being a safe, welcoming and inclusive community, and we take allegations of racial profiling very seriously,” said Chief Cherie Harris in a press release. “It’s important not to draw conclusions before all the facts have been examined. The Kirkland Police department has already initiated an investigation of the incident to determine if proper protocol was followed.”
The city of Kirkland will issue additional information after the internal investigation has been completed. The police report from the incident is available online, as is the 911 call that was placed by the owner of the Kirkland Menchie’s.