Officer Richard Pacheco resigned from his position as a campus police officer at SM East due to an incident that occurred in Wyandotte County. According to KCTV5, Pacheco was arrested on Nov. 13 on an accusation of aggravated assault. He was placed on administrative leave by the Shawnee Mission School District on Nov. 15, and resigned three days later.
The incident occurred on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. around I-670 and Central Avenue and he was later arrested at 4700 Parallel address, a Kansas City, Kan. police report stated.
“Placing employees on administrative leave is a standard practice,” said Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent of Communication for the school district. “It allows the district to look into the situation.”
The administration at East received notice of Pacheco’s resignation from his supervisor, Lt. Steve Beck.
“We did not receive any other information other than the fact he had resigned, effective immediately,” said Molli Armstrong-White, Associate Principal at SM East.