Deputies Ask Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton to Resign

Staton says he'll consider request; Tribune reports he's made former PPB chief his designated successor.

Pressure is mounting on Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton, who has been the subject of two tort claim notices and an Oregon Department of Justice investigation in recent months.

On Monday, the law enforcement deputies union told Staton it wanted him to resign.

Union president Matt Ferguson described the meeting this way in an email to the rank-and-file: "The Sheriff asked if we were asking him to step down and we told the Sheriff 'yes.' The Sheriff said he would take our request under advisement."

Ferguson said Staton asked for a follow-up meeting with the union on April 25.

Updated at 1:50 pm with a statement from Staton:

Meanwhile, the Portland Tribune is reporting Staton's denial that he offered the head of the deputies' union a promotion as an inducement to call off the no confidence vote—but that he has taken steps to make former Portland Police Chief Mike Reese his successor should he resign before his term ends in January 2018.

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