Deschutes County lieutentant placed on administrative leave

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A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant is on administrative leave, reportedly facing an internal affairs and a criminal investigation.

DCSO said Lt. Joshua McGowan was placed on administrative leave last Tuesday

DCSO is performing an internal affairs investigation and the Oregon State Police is conducting a criminal investigation, the sheriff’s office said. 

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The sheriff’s office will take action at the end of their internal investigation. Any information from the criminal investigation will be released either by the Oregon State Police or the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

No details were released about what led up to the two investigations.


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