- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal jury has awarded a former Scappoose police chief $4.1 million in damages after finding that a former city manager retaliated against him.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://is.gd/yyiJla ) that the jury on Thursday found that in the winter of 2012-2013 then-Scappoose Police Chief Doug Greisen was punished for questioning the city manager’s budget and financial management practices.

According to court documents, when Greisen questioned the financial irregularities, then-city manager Jon Hanken initiated three disciplinary investigations of the chief and later suspended Greisen and later barred him from city property.

A 2013 harassment investigation largely exonerated the chief. Hanken resigned in November 2013.

Greisen’s attorneys argued that their client hasn’t been able to find another job as a result of the Scappoose smear campaign.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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