Patrick J. Flaherty, District Attorney 1164 NW Bond Street Bend, OR 97701 Phone: 541-388-6520 Fax: 541-330-4691
MARCH 12, 2011 MEDIA RELEASE
A Grand Jury convened to investigate the disclosure of confidential and protected personnel file information concerning several employees of the District Attorneyâ€™s Office. Before acting as legal advisor to this Grand Jury, I consulted with outside counsel to determine if there was a conflict of interest. I was confident and was advised that there was no conflict. I remain satisfied that no actual conflict has since arisen. Based upon my review of evidence received by the Grand Jury, I believe the best practice at this time is to appoint a special prosecutor. Given the nature and potential scope of this investigation, I believe having a special prosecutor who can independently review the evidence is now prudent.
Published on Sep 27, 2011