Yakima Officer-Involved Shooting Update

The identity of the officers involved in Sunday morning’s critical incident are identified as:

  • Sergeant Eric Jones (six (6) years with YPD)
  • Officer Les Henderson (four and a half (4.5) years with YPD)

The Yakima Police Department is conducting an administrative investigation into the incident for purposes of determining whether the officers’ actions were in accordance with Yakima Police Department policies and procedures.  The administrative investigation is separate from the investigation underway by the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit (YVSIU). Updates and information regarding the YVSIU investigation should be routed through their designated public information officer.  

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