Crime, Police, Washington County

Washington Co. deputy charged with official misconduct from 2018 use of force incident

Rian Alden booking photo from Washington County Sheriff's Office

HILLSBORO - The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that a deputy under investigation for allegedly sending a racist email 16 years ago has been charged with official misconduct stemming from a use of force while booking an arrestee in the Washington County Jail in 2018.

According to a media release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Jail deputy Rian Alden was charged on Friday with ‘Official Misconduct in the First Degree,’ a Class A misdemeanor.

Dep. Alden used force on an arrestee during a booking at the Washington County Jail in March 2018, according to . . .

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