Lacy Mulholland (2021)
On May 28, 2021, Roseburg Oregon Police Department Corporal George Sheppard and Douglas County Oregon Sheriff's Office Deputy Noel Garcia responded to a call of a woman stealing tools from a truck. The officers attempted to detain Mulholland, who resisted by kicking, biting, and spitting.
Mulholland was indicted on four charges, including felony counts of aggravated harassment and assaulting a public safety officer, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer. All the charges were dropped.
An internal investigation determined that Sheppard used excessive force and lied about it. A city official said that disciplinary actions and the results of an internal administrative investigation do not have to be made public.
On August 16, 2021, Sheppard was terminated.
Sheppard was charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor.
Sheppard's lawyer stated that Sheppard plans to plead no contest and enter a six-month diversion program. At the end of the program, the charge would be dropped and erased from his record.
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