Benton County Sheriff’s investigators are taking over the case of a Kennewick Police officer charged with assault. 

Details of what exactly unfolded Saturday night have not been made clear by investigators, but Detective Josh Riley faces two charges of domestic violence/second degree assault. 

Officers say a weapon was involved. 

Riley has been with the Kennewick Police Department since 2012. He worked as a police officer before he was selected to serve as a detective with the Criminal Apprehension Team. He was selected 2019 Detective of the Year. 

He’s also worked as one of the lead use-of-force instructors for the police department.  

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigator to avoid conflict of interest.

610 KONA logo
Get our free mobile app

America's Best Looking Police Cruisers

Here are some of the finest State police cruisers in the Country but only 1 can be named the "Best Looking Cruiser in the Nation". Not every state submitted for this contest but New York did. Cast your vote for our State Troopers HERE.

Gallery Credit: Michael Karolyi

More From 610 KONA