BEND, OR -- Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson has placed another employee on paid administrative leave for "violating Sheriff's Office policies." Sheriff Nelson did not elaborate on the allegations against Patrol Lt. Tim Leak, other to say they are not criminal in nature.
The Sheriff's Office became aware of the violations through the ongoing administrative investigation by Captain John Bocciolatt. Lt. Leak was placed on leave after new information came to the attention of command staff in the last week.
This follows the firing of one captain and the resignation of another for wrongdoing, in the last couple months.