Seattle police officer linked to sheriff's deputy drug investigation


by KING 5 News

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 9:11 PM

SEATTLE -- The King County police corruption investigation has spread to an officer at the Seattle Police Department.

The Seattle Police Department finds one of its own officers linked to a budding drug, theft and prostitution scandal.

SPD Officer Kevin McDaniel is accused of buying testosterone pills from a King County deputy. Officer McDaniel is a 15 year veteran, on the community Police Team and now connected to the corruption case of Deputy Darrion Holiwell.

Holiwell, a SWAT officer, is charged with promoting his own wife's prostitution, selling illegal steroids, and stealing ammo and reselling it at gun shops, including Rainier Arms in Auburn.

"When we searched search warrants on Holiwell's house, we recovered steroids, which is a schedule 3 drug, a narcotic. Also prescription drugs - HGH for example. And Molly, which is a type of ecstasy," said King County Sheriff John Urquhart.

On the day of Holiwell's arrest, Officer McDaniel was put on paid administrative assignment.

Probable cause documents show McDaniel "admitted under oath that he'd purchased testosterone from Holiwell on several occasions, the most recent in April 2014."

Holiwell worked at the King County firing range and was in contact with several officers from other agencies.
The sheriff vows to find out who bought drugs and ammo, what did they know and when.

Court documents reveal this may have been going on for seven years. Question is, how did this slip past former King County sheriffs Sue Rahr and Steve Strachan?  Strahan says he won't comment; we're still waiting for a response from Rahr.