Friday, October 19, 2012

Captain Shawn King Demoted After Accusations of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

A Tulsa police captain has been demoted to the rank of officer after accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior in 2008.

In a personnel order from Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan dated Oct. 18, Cpt. Shawn King was demoted and transferred to the training division of the Tulsa Police Department until further notice.

The document states that King engaged in "inappropriate sexual behavior" while on duty and in uniform in 2008 and sent photographs of sexual activity to another employee.

A pre-termination hearing was held before the decision was made, according to the order.
King has 10 days to file an appeal.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Officer James Barnhart Accused of Helping Sex Offender

A Molalla police officer is accused of helping a sex offender avoid mandatory registration.

Officer James Barnhart, a 19-year veteran of the force, will face three misdemeanor charges.

The alleged misconduct happened several years ago but the investigation began only a few months ago, according to Molalla police Chief Rod Lucich. 

The police department asked the Clackamas County Sheriff's office to assist in the investigation.

Barnhart is now on administrative leave and is due in court Oct. 23.