The Sandy Post is reporting that Bill Bergin has been on administrative leave from the Sandy P.D. since Friday, July 25th after some new information was revealed in the ongoing investigation of Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Claggett.
Claggett has been on paid leave since early July after the Department of Justice passed along complaints and allegations made against him by a Sandy resident. From the Post:
"When Oregon City business owner Jim Smith was confronted with some allegations against the deputy [Claggett}, he hired Newport-based private investigator Harold Nash to interview an individual — described by Smith as a 'young lady from Sandy' — closely tied to those allegations.
Nash — a staunch supporter of law enforcement — said the interviewee "didn't feel comfortable coming to the police" with the information, so he felt it was his duty to pass along what he learned and let the government agencies sort it out.
The Department of Justice received Nash's information July 8 and immediately passed it on to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, said Department of Justice Spokesman Jake Weigler."
Re: Bergin, the Post goes on to quote Sandy Police Chief Harold Skelton:
"(The sheriff's office) got additional information about Officer Bergin that they passed on to me. There have been some issues that came to our attention, and so we're investigating and we're going to get to the bottom of it."
Perhaps the noose is finally closing on all the wild, wild, west-type "lawmen" in these parts? By the way, how goes the Kaady lawsuit? Any recent developments?