State police internal affairs chief faces charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The head of the Oregon State Police's Office of Professional Standards faces misdemeanor criminal charges after investigators say he used a department-issued fuel card for his personal vehicle.

State police said Wednesday that Capt. Jeff Lanz has been charged with first-degree official misconduct and third-degree theft.

The alleged thefts occurred between October and April, and the 39-year-old captain was placed on administrative leave a little more than two weeks ago.

Lanz joined the department in January 1999. He worked in the Oregon State University office until a promotion in July 2011 made him head of the department's internal affairs unit.

No court date has been set.

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