by: Amy Clancy and Alison Grande Updated:SEATTLE —
Friday night at 10:05 p.m., Seattle police Detective David Blackmer boarded a flight to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
He didn’t answer questions from KIRO 7's Alison Grande at the airport. He’s headed to Treasure Coast Recovery Center for 30-day in-patient treatment. Treasure Coast specializes in alcohol and drug addiction; court documents don’t mention that Blackmer has a problem with either.
Blackmer was arrested on Thursday morning. The investigation started last week when a woman went to Seattle police.
According to investigators, a Seattle police detective told a woman he was having an affair with he would “ruin her life” for telling his wife and then posted photos of the woman taken while she was having sex on a bogus Facebook page, investigators said.
Detective David Blackmer, a 17-year veteran, is being investigated for felony identity theft in Snohomish County. He has not yet been charged and has been on paid administrative leave from his job handling domestic violence cases in Seattle.
In court Friday, Blackmer's defense attorney asked that he be released without bail so Blackmer can enter a 30-day treatment facility in Florida. The judge was told Blackmer has a flight booked Friday night. The treatment facility deals with drug and alcohol addiction.
The woman told police that on July 17, she went to Blackmer’s Snohomish County home and confronted him at the front door. The detective pushed her off the porch and grabbed her neck, the woman told police.
Blackmer’s wife was told about the affair, after which Blackmer told the woman “he would get back at her,” according to court documents.
Within hours, the woman noticed the bogus Facebook account apparently being controlled by Blackmer, and said he posted images she had previously texted at his request for “sexy” pictures.
Some of the photos were images Blackmer had taken of her during sex, according to a probable cause document.
The woman “stated her mother, brother, aunts, underage children of her aunts, friends and people in her church” expressed shock at the photos and displeasure at the sexual activity, according to court documents.
The woman told police she felt degraded and she went to the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability, which investigates complaints against officers.
Some of the photos were also accompanied by derogatory statements. The Facebook page was accessible until July 25.
Another woman told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Amy Clancy that Blackmer had lied to her. The woman, who lives 10 minutes from Blackmer’s Everett home, claimed that the two were romantically involved for months. When she found out he was married, she contacted his wife.
Blackmer was pulled from annual training Thursday morning and taken to Seattle police headquarters, where he was arrested. He was booked for investigation of assault, cyberstalking and identity theft.
The Office of Professional Accountability is expected to monitor the ongoing criminal case for developments and will start a separate administrative investigation when the criminal case is concluded.