Former Oregon Public Safety Agency chief sends scathing letter, reveals shocking story of former staffer

Jerry Granderson, former director of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, said he was criticized for appointing a man of color as its training administrator. resentment for ensuring a serious investigation was carried out into former training supervisor Michael Stradley stemming from his role in the false arrest of Michael Fesser by West Linn police; and ridiculous for trying to ensure staff and students adhere to coronavirus safeguards.

A month after abruptly resigning as director of Oregon’s police certification agency, Jerry Granderson sent a 21-page letter to key state lawmakers, slamming an “entrenched faction” in the agency which he says has fought back in its efforts to hold people accountable and diversify the workforce. .

In particular, he wrote about an employee who worked in the training division of the public safety agency for eight years and who had mentored basic academy students, although the records of the State show she once had her Oregon teaching license revoked for ‘gross neglect of duty’ after admitting she treated a boy in police custody for a romantic relationship.