Q13 FOX Season of Giving

Prosecutors drop remaining charges against ex-Bellevue cop

SEATTLE  — Prosecutors have dropped remaining charges against a former Bellevue police officer and have chosen not to pursue rape charges against another Bellevue officer in cases involving the same woman.

The Seattle Times reported Monday that charges against John Kivlin were dropped and that both officers’ legal troubles stemmed from allegations made by an Issaquah woman.

An investigation by the King County Sheriff’s Office found the woman has a history of seeking out men on Craigslist and then falsely reporting consensual encounters as a crime to police.

That investigation also turned up evidence that the woman may be behind a criminal investigation into Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett, who has been on paid administrative leave since an investigation began in August.

The allegation against Mylett has not been made public and, on Monday, Mylett said he was not yet free to speak about the situation.