4/9/21, 4:35 PM
TOO MANY SECRETS
Yesterday (4/8/21), the Oregon Department of Justice issued an ORDER requiring the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) to DISCLOSE complaints made in 2020 against Ranch Matters John Stevens’ private investigators license.
Justice Departments Letter ATTACHED
On October 23, 2020, we posted a story titled, FALSE ALLEGATIONS as part of a series of reports regarding complaints filed by former Ranch president Dave Palmer and the Ranch Association against John Stevens’ private investigators license with DPSST.
The first confirmed complaint was filed by Palmer on February 20, 2020 followed by a second complaint March 12, 2020 and an addendum to the second complaint submitted April 20 by the SECRET complainant(s).
On June 4, 2020, FORMER DPSST Investigator Karen Evans notified John Stevens for the first time about the complaints that had been filed months earlier by the secret complainant(s). Interestingly, Evans referenced Jefferson County Circuit Court Case No. 18 CV 16980-Pending (AT THAT TIME) 2016 Ballot Measure Lawsuit?
According to Evans, all of the complaints were directly related to the Association. She stated, “AS YOU KNOW, THIS INVESTIGATION RELATED TO YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH CROOKED RIVER ASSOCIATION.”
Evans confirmed she was conducting a DPSST Investigation based on complaints she admitted were submitted as stated above without identifying information as to the person(s) or complaint which related.