An investigation by the Oregon State Police concludes Deschutes County D.A. Patrick Flaherty is not guilty of official misconduct. The Oregon Sate Police was asked to look into whether Flaherty did anything wrong when he convened a grand jury against County Counsel Mark Pilliod. Flaherty claimed Pilliod knowingly released records to the media with confidential information on them. The D.A. of Washington County, Bob Hermann looked into the allegations against Flaherty and found he did nothing wrong when he wanted a grand jury to look into charges of misconduct against Pilliod. Hermann also concluded any other allegations of criminal conduct against Flaherty were based on unsubstantiated rumors and in his opinion were frivolous.