EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Newly obtained documents show the police chief and a captain in Cottage Grove, Oregon, resigned in October after receiving notice that findings in a preliminary investigation indicated “extremely unacceptable behavior and a total lack of control and leadership,” a news outlet reported.

Cottage Grove Police Chief Scott Shepherd and Capt. Conrad Gagner resigned after being on paid administrative leave since July, The Register-Guard reported this week. The Register-Guard obtained the documents through a public records request first granted to The Chronicle after an appeal. The small, locally owned paper first reported on the contents of those records on March 10.


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