Former police officer pleads not guilty to misconduct charges

November 15, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 15, 2009

A former Medina police officer and Issaquah resident pleaded not guilty to official misconduct in King County Superior Court on Thursday. Authorities said Ismael Ramirez, 30, forced a woman he had ticketed to have sex with him.

The charges stem from a November 2008 incident, in which authorities said Ramirez asked a woman on a date and took her to his Issaquah Highlands residence several days after he cited her during a state Route 520 traffic stop.

Ramirez cited the woman for driving with a suspended license and possession of a small amount of marijuana, and then released her. The pair flirted, and the officer told her he could make the charges against her “go away,” court documents state. He then gave her his business card and the number for his mobile phone.

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Former Medina police officer, a highlands resident, charged with official misconduct

October 30, 2009

UPDATED — 11:09 a.m. Nov. 13, 2009

A former Medina police officer and Issaquah resident was charged with official misconduct after authorities said he forced a woman he had ticketed to have sex with him.

Ismael Ramirez, 30, was charged with official misconduct* Wednesday. Ramirez will be arraigned Nov. 12 in King County Superior Court.

The charges stem from a November 2008 incident, in which authorities said Ramirez asked a woman on a date and took her to his Issaquah Highlands residence several days after he cited her during a state Route 520 traffic stop.

Medina Police Chief Jeff Chen said Ramirez resigned from the force Oct. 17. Ramirez could not be reached for comment.

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