Ethics Probe Delayed “Indefinitely”

Klamath County, ORE– In an email explanation from the State Ethics Commission, Executive Director Susan V. Myers says the ethics complaint that was due out this Friday to determine whether the Sheriff had committed any ethics violations has been indefinitely postponed.

She said the Commission and a respondent can agree to waive time (basically pause the investigative deadlines) in order to explore whether a negotiated settlement can be reached and they have done so in this case.

She went on to say Should the negotiations result in a stipulated final order, it would be brought back to the Commission for approval at a future meeting. Should the negotiations not result in a stipulated final order, then the investigative report would be presented to the Commission at a future meeting.

No word from the commissioners on the delay and Sheriff Kaber has announced this week that he will not be seeking reelection to office, but no word on if or when we might get an understanding about the ethics complaint that has held Klamath County hostage for the last 9 months.

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