The head of the Oregon State Police Office of Professional standards has been placed on administrative leave as the Linn County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a criminal investigation against him.
Capt. Jeff Lanz, 39, was placed on paid leave April 29, when the investigation started.
The matters under investigation occurred in Linn County, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, an OSP spokesman.
Hastings and Deputy District Attorney George Eder, who is mulling the matter for possible criminal charges, declined to discuss the nature of the investigation.
Lanz, 39, is the former station commander at Oregon State University and a graduate of Lebanon High School.
He joined the state police in 1999, and most recently was assigned to the agency headquarters in Salem.
The Office of Professional Standards in in charge of internal investigations for the law enforcement agency. It also oversees risk management, human resources and training for OSP.
An OSP major from outside the Salem area was assigned to conduct the investigation.