JOHN DAY, OR -- The Sheriff of Grant County is under state investigation for his relationship with the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The department that certifies officers has received at least eight complaints about Sheriff Glenn Palmer.
He's accused of sharing government plans and tactics with the militia. Eric Gablics, with the Department of of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), says it could cost Palmer his law enforcement certification. "They appear to be very serious and require that we look into them. We’ve asked the Oregon Dept. of Justice to conduct the investigation on our behalf."
Sheriff Palmer isn't commenting on the investigation. It's unknown how long it'll take to complete.