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Jury trial set for former police officer

A charge of assault fourth degree under the Domestic Violence Law, filed at an arraignment in Yakima County District Court Oct. 10, 2005, is still pending for Jose Trevino, a former Sunnyside police officer.

Trevino is scheduled to go to jury trial in Yakima County District Court March 22. A March 1 trial date was postponed and the new date set.

A confirmation (trial readiness) hearing has been set for March 14, also in Yakima County District Court.

The assault charge and subsequent arrest Oct. 9 followed a domestic dispute complaint issued against him the evening of Oct. 7, 2005.

The matter was turned over to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office by the Sunnyside Police Department at that time.

Subsequently, Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder, citing concerns other than the arrest, issued Trevino a notice of intent to dismiss him, giving him 10 days in which to appeal. Trevino chose not to appeal and tendered his resignation from the Sunnyside force on Oct. 31, 2005.

On Feb. 10, 2006 a motion hearing was held in Yakima County District Court to hear a request from Trevino's defense council to have an order of no-contact (with Trevino's former wife, Nena Martinez Trevino) lifted.

"That no-contact order was extinguished, removed," said Alvin Guzman, deputy prosecutor for district court.

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