Jun 12,2008 00:00
BEND, Ore. – Citing possible conflict of interest issues, Deschutes County District Attorney Mike Dugan today referred to the Marion County DA’s Office the case involving Redmond Police Lt. Wayne Shortreed, who was cited last Friday on two counts of harassment, officials announced.
Lt. Shortreed was placed on paid administrative leave after he was cited for harassment when Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to his Terrebonne-area home in response to a 911 call about 9 p.m., June 6. Shortreed, a 20-year veteran of the department, was reportedly off duty at the time of the incident.
Marion County DA Walt Beglau will assume the position of special prosecutor, and he and his staff will review reports and make “any charging decision”, Dugan said in a news release.
“Deschutes County District Attorney staff often work closely with Redmond Police Department. For the reason of possible conflict of interest, the case has been referred to Marion County,” the release stated.