PRINEVILLE, OR -- Prineville Police Chief Larry Seymour (pictured) and an unnamed Captain were placed on leave July 21, pending an investigation into an "internal non-criminal personnel matter," according to a press release from the city. Officials also noted the leave is paid and "non-disciplinary." Lt. Shane Wilson will serve as the officer in charge.
City Manager Steve Forrester issued a short statement: "We will strive to keep the public informed to the extent allowed while respecting the privacy and rights of the individuals involved."
In response to KBND's request for an interview, a city spokesperson said, "Because it is a personnel issue, the city is unable to provide any additional information at this time."
Chief Seymour took over the top job in June of 2022, after Dale Cummins retired.