Ex-Yakama tribal officer convicted of harassment



YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury convicted ex-Yakama tribal police officer Anthony Hernandez of felony harassment for threatening to kill a man he found in bed with his estranged wife.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/qHevCG ) the 28-year-old faces about a year-and-a-half in prison when he is sentenced.

He was acquitted Tuesday of kidnapping and reckless endangerment charges that would have brought a longer sentence.

Prosecutors say Hernandez was on in uniform and on duty when he held a 23-year-old man at gunpoint in September 2009 after finding him in the bedroom of their house in Toppenish.

Defense lawyers say Hernandez believed his estranged wife was being attacked.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com