Seattle Police Department officer Michael Stankiewicz — the cop charged with theft for allegedly skipping 55 days of work in the East Precinct — has pleaded not guilty to the crime.
Prosecuting documents state Stankiewicz stole $23,905.65 by allegedly being absent from work when he was scheduled to be on duty.
Stankiewicz was arraigned Monday morning.
His case setting date is scheduled for November 27 under judge Sean O’Donnell with Anna Goykhman being Stankiewicz’s counsel.
Following the entry of his plea, jail records show Stankiewicz was booked into King County Jail before being released a half hour later. The defendant remains out of custody pending court hearings.