GCSO worker on leave pending inquiry

Glenn County Observer

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office became aware of an allegation of criminal misconduct involving one of its employees, it was announced on Monday.

The involved employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal and administrative investigation. In a press release, the sheriff’s office said it is not able to make any public comments regarding the identity of the employee involved or the nature of the allegations of misconduct.

The sheriff’s office press release concluded, “We remain steadfast in our commitment to public service and do not condone any nature of misconduct. The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office will release any information allowable by law once the investigations are complete.”

The press release gives not so much as a hint regarding who the employee may be, or even what the employee does for the sheriff’s office. The employee could be a patrol deputy, a correctional officer, a dispatcher, or an administrator.

In 2011, a Glenn County Sheriff’s dispatcher was charged with, among other misdemeanors and infractions, looking up DMV records for his personal benefit. Besides losing his job, he was placed on probation for 36 months and ordered to pay fees and fines.

Watch The Observer for further information in the days ahead.