Ore. CO under investigation for 'misusing vaccination cards'

Investigators have executed a search warrant at the corrections deputy's home


By Noelle Crombie
oregonlive.com
        
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office employee is the subject of a criminal investigation for “misusing vaccination cards,” an agency spokesperson confirmed Saturday.

Chris Liedle, a spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, declined to confirm the employee’s identity. He said the employee was placed on paid administrative leave May 20 “pending the outcome of the investigation.”

In an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive, Liedle said misconduct allegations “are serious matters for public safety agencies.”

A registered nurse works on filling out vaccine cards while holding a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
A registered nurse works on filling out vaccine cards while holding a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press)

“Our profession’s credibility is damaged when any member engages, or is accused of engaging, in illegal actions or misconduct,” he wrote in a statement. “As we review this investigation or if additional information comes to light, we will take immediate, appropriate action.”

The employee was identified Friday by the Portland Tribune as Robert J. Haney, a corrections deputy. The news organization reported that Haney’s Clark County home was the subject of a search warrant.

Haney’s lawyer, Chris Mascal, declined to comment on the pending investigation.

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