Salem police officer charged with harassment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) The Marion County sheriff's office says a Salem police officer faces a harassment charge in connection with a disturbance while he was off duty.

The sheriff's office says 40-year-old Brandon Hanes will be arraigned Tuesday morning.

Mason County sheriff's deputies were asked by the Salem Police Department to investigate a disturbance at Salem home on Aug. 9. The deputies found Hanes, who was not on duty, had been involved in an altercation. They forwarded the case to the Marion County District Attorney.

Hanes was arrested on Thursday. He was booked and later released from Marion County Jail.

The officer is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

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