Trial begins for Sunriver officer accused of misconduct

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The trial of an ex-Sunriver Police officer whose relationship with a dispatcher came to light in connection with misconduct allegations has begun. The Bulletin reports Kasey Hughes is accused of two counts of official misconduct for a 2018 incident while he was the lone officer patrolling Sunriver. The state says Hughes violated his law enforcement oath by failing to tell a supervisor he was leaving his jurisdiction to be with a woman with whom he was having an affair, and then attempting to cover it up. Hughes’ defense asserts he acted only out of concern for the woman’s well-being and it would have been inappropriate for him to investigate her statement on his own.