▶️ Deschutes DA: No criminal investigation into DCSO sergeants’ alleged policy violations

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Wednesday the alleged policy violations that led to two Sheriff’s Office sergeants being placed on paid leave were not criminal in nature.

The agency announced Tuesday night that patrol Sgt. Deke DeMars was placed on leave February 10th and patrol Sgt. Kevin Dizney was placed on leave Tuesday for an investigation into alleged policy violations.

No other details of the case have been released, but Hummel confirmed it was not something his office would investigate.

“I don’t get involved in that, I’ve got enough personnel issues to deal with and I don’t mean that disparagingly. I don’t go dealing with other managers personnel issues in other departments so from what I know that’s a purely personnel matter,” Hummel said.

When asked about the incidents on Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Paul Garrison reiterated a statement released the night before.

“When we receive a complaint or we become aware of an alleged policy violation those allegations will be thoroughly investigated to determine if any personnel action needs to take place,” he said.



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