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State Investigating Stanfield Police Chief and Lieutenant

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State investigating Stanfield police chief, lieutenant State investigating Stanfield police chief, lieutenant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Stanfield has placed two members of its police force on paid administrative leave amid an investigation.
    
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/5NO96x) the state Department of Justice is looking into whether officers engaged in unethical behavior, failed to properly log evidence and made unjustified traffic stops and arrests.
    
City Manager W. Blair Larsen told the paper that Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt and Lt. Troy LaMonte "Monty" Toombs were placed on paid administrative leave Thursday afternoon.
    
The chief and lieutenant didn't respond to calls and emails for comment. The Eastern Oregon community of 2,040 people is down to one full-time officer. The department also patrols neighboring Echo.
    
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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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