Thursday, August 2 2012, 09:30 PM CDT
Former police officer under investigation
By Whitney Clark/KTVL.com
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- A former Central Point police officer who once helped solve cyber crimes is now under investigation himself.
Sgt. Josh Moulin, the former commander of the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force, is under investigation for possible wrongdoing.
The Jackson County District Attorney's office says Moulin resigned just last week, and the investigation began more than a month ago.
District attorney Mark Huddelston says the Oregon Department of Justice is reviewing the case to see if Moulin violated any laws.
"Usually it would be referred to another DA's office," Huddleston said. "But because the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force works in a number of counties in Southern Oregon, I felt it was best to go north to the department of justice."
According to the city of Central Point's website, Moulin was a firefighter. He then went on to work for Ashland Police, before moving to Central Point Police Department.
More than seven years ago Moulin helped start the special crimes task force, becoming an expert in digital forensics. Along with his team, he used technology to prosecute sex offenders and those who like to look at child pornography.
Chief Kris Allison says the community won't notice a difference in services.
"Just as of yesterday we did a presentation at the Children's Advocacy Centers," Allison said. "So you're going to see no lapse in services for our education, or prosecution or intake in the cases."
Moulin could not be reached for comment. He no longer lives in the Southern Oregon area.