Investigative Report

Internal Affairs Report

IQ18-008

Location:

Vancouver, Washington, USA

Subject of Investigation:

Erin Willey

Report Date:

August 10, 2018

Report Metadata

Client:

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Incident Date:

July 02, 2018

Investigator:

Michael McCabe

Investigator Employer:

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Findings Summary

Erin Willey was an employee of the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Erin served as a Sheriff's Cadet from 2012 to 2014. Erin left the agency for approximately 3 years, until she was re-hired as a probationary Deputy Sheriff in June 2017. Erin was a probationary deputy from June 2017 until July 2018.

Erin's last work assignment was as a uniformed patrol deputy sheriff assigned to West Swings 8-shift. Erin is no longer an employee; Erin was released from probationary status. The date of Willey's separation is listed as July 17, 2018.

Prior to Erin's release from probationary status, it was alleged that Erin had knowingly and willingly affiliated herself with a fraternal organization known as the Proud Boys. It was further alleged that Erin participated in the manufacturing and selling of Proud Boy Girls' apparel.

Findings Conclusion

Erin's participation with Proud Boys and Proud Boys Girls is a violation of at least two (2) policies and her oath of office. The violations were: 01.29.180 NON-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARASSMENT and 01.29.310 OFF-DUTY CONDUCT.

The Sheriffs Office concluded that Erin Willey either knew or should have known that any affiliation with or promotion of a group which openly discriminates and is openly anti-government, may undermine or erode the public's confidence and trust in the Sheriff's Office.

On July 17, 2018, Erin Willey was released from her probation status by the Sheriff's Office. As a result of her release from probation this Internal Affairs case has been closed.

Additional Links

This report was added on May 07, 2021.

Sustained Findings

When the investigation discloses sufficient evidence to establish that the act occurred and that it constituted misconduct

Conduct

01.29.180 NON-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARASSMENT

Erin's participation with Proud Boys and Proud Boys Girls is a violation of at least two (2) policies and her oath of office. The violations were: 01.29.180 NON-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARASSMENT and

01.29.310 OFF-DUTY CONDUCT.

Conduct

01.29.310 OFF-DUTY CONDUCT

Erin's participation with Proud Boys and Proud Boys Girls is a violation of at least two (2) policies and her oath of office. The violations were: 01.29.180 NON-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARASSMENT and 01.29.310 OFF-DUTY CONDUCT.