EDITOR’S COLUMN: Salem Reporter has spent weeks seeking to answers for the public as to why a top police official was able to retire with an unearned $53,500. But Marion County’s district attorney recently sided with the city in keeping that information secret, while staying silent on an apparent conflict of interest.
Marion County Deputy District Attorney Amy Queen said Monday she would allow the city of Salem to keep secret records sought by Salem Reporter detailing the allegations against former Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw.
The city of Salem Friday refused to release public records sought by Salem Reporter of events leading up to the retirement of Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw. Awarded extra public money, he left while facing misconduct allegations.