A Seattle police detective has been arrested on suspicion of cyberstalking a woman and stealing her identity.
Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says the 43-year-old detective had an intimate relationship with a woman that did not end well. Whitcomb adds the woman confronted the detective in front of his family July 17. As retaliation, the detective created a Facebook page purporting to be her and included "salacious" pictures.
Whitcomb did not say if the relationship was an affair.
After the woman saw the page, she filed a complaint with the Seattle Office of Professional Accountability and an investigation was opened.
The detective was arrested Thursday by his colleagues at police headquarters. Whitcomb says he surrendered his gun and badge.
The case will be turned over to Snohomish County prosecutors.
The detective's name will be made public after he's booked in county jail.