BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former candidate for Deschutes County sheriff has been placed on paid administrative leave from his job as a deputy.
Bend television station KTVZ (http://bit.ly/2kae6Ck ) reports Eric Kozowski was put on leave last weekend because of an internal investigation involving several allegations.
KTVZ reports those include failure to take a report, not arresting a wanted suspect and making statements to the station about an investigation involving a lieutenant. Those statements were made last year, when the deputy tried and failed to defeat incumbent Sheriff Shane Nelson.
Kozowski’s attorney, Michael McGean, said the deputy denies any wrongdoing.
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The sheriff’s office says it can’t discuss the case because it’s a personnel matter.
Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/