Prineville Police Chief Larry Seymour and a police captain have been placed on what the City of Prineville says is “non-disciplinary paid administrative leave.”
Here is a statement from the City of Prineville, which does not provide the name of either official.
The Prineville Chief of Police and Police Captain have been placed on paid non-disciplinary administrative leave, effective Friday, July 21, 2023. The decision was made pending further investigation into an internal non-criminal personnel matter.
Lieutenant Shane Wilson is acting as the officer in charge.
No decisions will be made until a thorough investigation has been completed.
“We will strive to keep the public informed to the extent allowed while respecting the privacy and rights of the individuals involved,” said City Manager Steve Forrester.
A City of Prineville spokesperson tells Central Oregon Daily News that it cannot confirm the name of the captain, citing an internal personnel investigation. She added that an independent, third-party firm will conduct the investigation.