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Garcia targets LGPD, others

La Grande talk show host files complaints against police officer, deputy district attorney

Local radio personality Eddie Garcia has filed official complaints against a La Grande police officer and a Union County deputy district attorney. 

Officials with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and with the Oregon State Bar confirmed they had received complaints on Sgt. John Shaul and Deputy District Attorney Jared Boyd, respectively.

A copy of the complaint against Shaul that was provided to The Observer states that Shaul was dishonest by omission. 

The complaint stems from a Sept. 5, 2013, incident for which Garcia now faces a criminal trespass charge for allegedly entering the home of his ex-girlfriend. Garcia’s complaint states that Shaul told him that the woman’s parents did not know about the ex-girlfriend’s claim that he had entered the home until she told them. Another complaint against Shaul alleges he made a racial remark to Garcia in an August 2013 encounter.

La Grande Police Chief Brian Harvey declined to comment on the complaint.

Garcia has also filed a complaint against Boyd, who is prosecuting Garcia’s trespass case. A copy of the complaint states that Boyd “has immersed himself in a malicious prosecution based on, what I believe to be, retaliation as he serves as a board member of La Grande Main Street and of which I, on my weekly radio show, Speak Your Mind, have been vocal against the expenditures of the program and its effectiveness along with La Grande’s Urban Renewal program.”

Garcia says in the complaint that Boyd’s failure to disclose the relationship is unethical and unprofessional.

Messages seeking comment on the complaint from District Attorney Tim Thompson were not returned by press time.

Leon Colas, professional standards coordinator with DPSST, said Garcia has been filing complaints “pretty regularly over the past several months” against the La Grande Police Department, naming Matthew Duncan and Lt. Derick Reddington in other complaints.

Colas said the procedure for complaints is usually to allow the agency to do its own investigation.

“There isn’t anything we can do to compel the agency to do an investigation,” Colas said. He noted, however, that a complaint against a chief would go to the city’s mayor or manager, depending on the city’s structure.

Colas said DPSST will get involved if certification becomes an issue, or if an officer leaves employment with the agency.

Similarly, Scott Morrill, who is working on the complaints against Boyd, said any action depends on the nature of the complaints.

“Our primary role is to do intake on complaints about lawyers,” said Morrill, manager of the Oregon State Bar’s client assistance office.

Once a complaint is received, he said, they then seek information from the lawyer and forward that response to the complaining party for further comment.

Complaints can be dismissed for no rule being broken or for lack of evidence, or they can be referred to the disciplinary office. 

Morrill said the office is still in the information-gathering phase of the complaint against Boyd, which was received by OSB Dec. 26.

Meanwhile, Garcia’s three-day-a-week radio show, “Speak Your Mind,” is on hold. Scott Rusk, station manager for Pacific Empire Radio, said Friday that Garcia has taken a leave of absence.

In a statement, Garcia said the decision to take a leave of absence “is made to preserve the show’s and station’s focus and integrity to the issues that I’ve covered and will return to cover.”

Contact Kelly Ducote at 541-786-4230 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Follow Kelly on Twitter @lgoDucote.


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