BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County District Attorney says he is reviewing the investigation into Oregon State Police Captain Bill Fugate, to determine whether crimes were committed. Fugate was placed on paid administrative leave in March, when the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into alleged conduct by the Captain.
Bend-Based OSP Captain Under Investigation
Friday, D.A. John Hummel issued a statement saying he is looking over the evidence and will announce findings at a later date, "I appreciate the time and effort Sheriff Nelson devoted to this investigation. The public deserves to know that no person is above the law, including senior members of law enforcement agencies," Hummel said in a written statement, "At the same time, members of law enforcement enjoy the same presumption of innocence as everyone else. My team and I will give this case the attention it deserves and make the decision that is warranted based on the evidence and the law."
Fugate has worked for OSP 11 years and served as the agency's senior Public Information Officer (PIO) from 2015 until he was placed on leave.