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Deputies vote 'no confidence' in Multnomah County sheriff

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Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton (KPTV file image) Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton (KPTV file image)
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

The union that represents patrol deputies has "no confidence" in Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton.

President Matt Ferguson of the Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff's Association announced the vote Monday, saying Staton is not fit to lead.

The sheriff has been under fire for months, even since a chief deputy threatened legal action on grounds that Staton made inappropriate comments and created a hostile work environment.

The vote of no confidence comes days after the Oregon Department of Justice completed an investigation of the sheriff and found no criminal wrongdoing.

The union says Staton leads "ruthlessly and unpredictably through fear and favoritism," and has lost sight of the community's demand for accountability and transparency.

A sheriff's office spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment from Staton.

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