OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) – A former Wilsonville Police detective is accused of misconduct after failing to launch an investigation into child abuse.
Jeffrey Allen Green, who retired in April 2015, is charged with 5 counts of 2nd-degree official misconduct, according to Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Bryan J. Brock.
The charges, filed Thursday in Clackamas County Circuit Court, allege that on 5 separate occasions Detective Green knowingly violated state law by failing to prompt an investigation into reported child abuse.
Under Oregon law, if the Department of Human Services or a law enforcement agency receives a report of child abuse, the department or the agency shall immediately: cause an investigation to be made to determine the nature and cause of the abuse of the child and notify the Office of Child Care if the alleged child abuse occurred in a child care facility.
Brock declined to release specific facts about the case, and declined to say when his office received the case. Court records show the case was investigated by the Milwaukie Police Department.
The alleged incidents occurred in January, May, June and September 2014.
According to KOIN 6 News records, Green was assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office as one of its child abuse detectives before being assigned to the Wilsonville Police Department. The City of Wilsonville contracts with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services to the city.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office provided the following statement in regard to the investigation;
Detective Green retired while under investigation from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on April 17, 2015. At the time of his retirement the Sheriff’s Office had an active internal affairs investigation of Green’s work place conduct that involved possible administrative violations of Sheriff’s Office policies. When Information from that investigation implicated potential criminal behavior the Sheriff’s Office asked the Milwaukie Police Department to conduct a criminal investigation. We appreciate the assistance of the Milwaukie Police Department in this matter. To date the Sheriff’s Office has not received a copy of the Milwaukie investigation and we learned of the District Attorney’s criminal charges at the same time as the public. Any further inquiries regarding the criminal investigation should be directed to the Milwaukie Police Department and the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office.”
Green’s criminal defense attorney, WM Bruce Shepley, declined to comment.
Green was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, March 24, 2017 but waived his appearance. The next court date is scheduled for May 2, 2017.
The City of Wilsonville declined comment to KOIN 6 News and said the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the case.