The former head of Oregon's public safety academy has so far avoided any criminal charges. Prosecutors with the Oregon Department of Justice remained tight-lipped Wednesday about why they declined to pursue a criminal case John Minnis.
He stepped down after a colleague accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. Chris Lehman reports.
An unidentified woman who worked directly under Minnis accused her boss of pressuring her to have a sexual relationship.
That was revealed this week in documents released by the Oregon Attorney General's office.
Despite the allegations, investigators from Oregon's Criminal Justice Division wrote in a letter to Minnis' replacement that they felt they were unable to prove Minnis committed any criminal acts in Oregon.
Tony Green, a spokesman for Attorney General John Kroger, said Department of Justice officials would make no additional comments due to the possibility of a criminal investigation by San Diego police.
That's where some of the alleged harassment took place. But a spokeswoman for the San Diego police department said no investigation of Minnis is underway.
Minnis surrendered his police certification this week when details of the investigation were released.
He's a former Republican state lawmaker and husband of former GOP House Speaker Karen Minnis.