SUNRIVER, OR -- The Sunriver Service District has yet to determine the future employment status of Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills. The managing board meets Thursday to discuss the situation further; but SSD Chair Jim Fister says, at this point, not all steps have been completed. "We've made no decision right now. Any decision will be based off of: we're going to get all the information, we're going to weigh it, and give Chief Mills an opportunity to respond to anything that comes up."
The chief was put on administrative leave last month, following an incident at the police department when he allegedly struck another officer while both were on duty. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel has said he's charging Mills with Misdemeanor Harassment.
At Thursday's meeting, Fister says they'll discuss the district's ongoing investigation and Mills' future employment, "My understanding of the process, as we're guided by our legal team, is we will continue the investigation. At the end, we would engage in a name-clearing session that would give Chief Mills one last opportunity to respond."
Fister says they've requested an interview with Chief Mills to discuss the alleged incident in December, but that has yet to take place.