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Former Clackamas County detective pleads guilty to official misconduct

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CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A former Clackamas County detective accused of failing to investigate reports of child abuse pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree misconduct and was sentenced to probation.

Jeffrey Green entered his guilty plea in court Thursday.

The investigation began in February 2015 when a supervisor filed an internal affairs complaint alleging Green failed to follow-up on cases, failed to send evidence to the Oregon State Police crime lab and had overall poor job performance.

Green was suspended from further investigations in March 2015. Green retired the following month before the internal investigation could begin.

An audit determined that Green had 40 cases requiring additional work and his conduct may have risen to the level of a crime.

Green, 59, was officially charged in March.

After pleading guilty Thursday, Green was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines and fees. He must also de-certify his Oregon law enforcement credentials.

As part of the investigation, Sheriff Craig Roberts hired an outside law enforcement operations consultant to review the department's practices. The consultant recommended that supervisors perform random audits of detective cases and improve communication between the detective division and supervisory staff.

The sheriff's office implemented the recommendations and added a procedure that prohibits a detective from suspending cases without a review by a sergeant.

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