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Bend Officer Fired Following Internal Investigation

BEND, OR -- Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez was placed on paid administrative leave on June 6, 2021. He was fired by the department on Friday. 

Uballez was put on leave over accusations of excessive force, stemming from an incident with an allegedly intoxicated man. The District Attorney dropped criminal charges in November, but Bend PD launchd an internal affairs investigation. The results of that inquiry have not been released. 

Bend Police paid Uballez more than $184,000 during his two and a half years on leave. Citing an ongoing civil lawsuit, the agency refused to release further details. 


Photo: Officer Kevin Uballez with his K9 partner, 2019

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