PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman was placed on administrative leave and reassigned to the Personnel Division, the mayor’s office announced early Friday evening.
Marshman and Adjutant Lieutenant Michael Leasure are under investigation by the Independent Police Review. Mayor Ted Wheeler was told of the investigation late Thursday and spent Friday working out the details related to this case.
But what the investigation is remains unknown.
“It is the Mayor’s hope that the investigation will be expedited and that this matter will be resolved quickly,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.
Assistant Chief Chris Davis is now the Acting Police Chief.
Marshman released the following statement Saturday:
“The day I was sworn in as Chief, I made a commitment to establishing internal legitimacy and restoring trust, both within our organization and with the community we serve. Part of that commitment is respecting the investigative processes we have in place to ensure accountability at all levels of the organization. These processes apply to me as much as they do to every member of the Bureau. Regardless of rank, everyone should be accountable and it starts with me.
“I look forward to the completion of this process and am committed to full transparency so that everyone has access to the facts.
“I’m very proud of the work Portland Police Bureau members do every day to keep our community safe and they continue to have my full support.”