[UPDATE 6:06 P.M.] Rio Dell Police Officer Taken Into Custody

Press release provided by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

District AttorneyOn 06-05-15, Humboldt County District Attorney Investigators arrested Kevin Harralson for two counts of PC243(e)(1) – Battery upon a cohabitant, and one count of PC417(a)(2) – Exhibiting a firearm. Harralson, a police officer for the City of Rio Dell, was taken into custody without incident and with the cooperation of the Rio Dell Police Department. He was booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where bail was set at $100,000.00. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office regarding incidents in August 2014 and March 2015. Inquiries should be directed to District Attorney Maggie Fleming at 707-445-7411.

Harralson is one of four full time employees for the department, according to the City of Rio Dell website.

Update 6:06 P.M.: The City of Rio Dell has sent along their own press release. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

rio dellOn Friday June 5, 2015 investigators with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office arrested Officer Kevin Harralson of the Rio Dell Police Department related to allegations of two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and one misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon. Officer Harralson was arrested without incident in cooperation with Rio Dell officials.

Officer Harralson has been placed on administrative leave pending a personnel investigation and the outcome of the charges from District Attorneys Office. All questions related to criminal charges should be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.



  • I know that this person is innocent until proven guilty, so I harbor him no ill will. But there is soooo much more to this story than is being told. Inquiring mind want to know. Why was he allowed to (allegedly) continue to be at large when he had battered and then threatened someone with a gun? Justice delayed is justice denied.

    It is by mere good fortune that he didn’t escalate this battery. Why, why, why, if he is dangerous enough to warrant $100,000 bail wasn’t he put away sooner? It is lucky that he didn’t kill someone, or, someone would have to kill him in self defense.

    It’s no wonder Humboldt county has such a high murder rate, no one stops them.

  • I agree, if it were me or any other person we would have been locked up on the spot. To not arrest one og there own is just wrong. What kind of service to the public are we sending.

    • One must assume that the domestic violence happened last year and the brandishing charge this year , but honestly it would have to be some kind of concrete evidence against him because he is a cop and it will take 100% proof of guilt v.s. the 81% for the general public

  • There’s gotta be a few more bad apples in the bunch, yo DA doin bad,; let’s clean up this corrupt mess!


    Anyone that wasn’t a cop behind the wall of blue, would be facing three felony charges. You can bet he’ll still keep his firearms, job, and do no time.
    There is a tiered justice system in neo america and we’ll get to watch it on this blog if Kym follows this story to it’s finish line.

  • Kevin is graham hill( police chief) brotherinlaw, Kevin has been arrested for DV on other occasions, he was arrested when he was a fireman for rio dell and was able to continue as a fireman after the fact, then was allowed to become a cop with those previous DV charges… corruption at its finest.

  • I know Kevin and he’s a complete a-hole, I hope his reign of terror ends now!

  • I do think innocent till proven quilty but he shouldn’t have been bailed out he should be treated like another person would be even if he is a cop I know him we went to school together he was decent to me but you realy never know people. Although there’s always two sides to the story his and the victims

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