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Wash. woman accused of misconduct by Ore. sheriff

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by EMP9596, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    A Vancouver woman who processes concealed weapons permits for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on suspicion of official misconduct and computer crimes.

    Lana Smith, 57, has worked for the Multnomah sheriff’s office for 24 years and was assigned to the concealed handgun licensing unit, according to a sheriff’s news release. She was arrested and booked into a Portland jail Thursday and later released on her own recognizance. She made a first appearance in court Friday.

    She has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from her sheriff’s office job.

    The sheriff’s office isn’t detailing what she is alleged to have done, other than to say, “This investigation began on 9-15-11 after information was received regarding alleged misuse of computer systems and improper processing of a CHL (concealed handgun license) applicant.”

    She currently stands accused of one count of first-degree official misconduct, a felony, one count of second-degree misconduct, a misdemeanor, and two felony counts of computer crime.

    “As the course of the investigation permits, we will release further information when it is appropriate and less likely to damage our case. It is pertinent to state, however, that the alleged conduct regarding Smith did not affect the integrity of CHL’s issued to our citizens. We will not answer any further questions regarding the circumstances or specific details of the charges at this time,” according to the news release.
     
  2. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Cannot wait for the details... Don't we as the public have the right to know the detail's of the complaint?
     
  3. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    She is a long term employee and they are likely researching permits issued by her or??

    Note: It is pertinent to state, however, that the alleged conduct regarding Smith did not affect the integrity of CHL’s issued to our citizens.
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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  5. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    You can go to the county courthouse and get a copy of the criminal complaint.