Umatilla police sergeant, sued for failure to investigate sexual assault of 13-year-old girl, resigns
Longtime Umatilla sergeant Bill Wright resigned from the town’s police department on March 24, just two weeks after The Oregonian/OregonLive disclosed he was named in a lawsuit stemming from his lackluster response to a reported sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.
Small-town police wouldn’t take sexual assault seriously, so Oregon victim’s mom Googled the FBI
Michael Wayne Lyon's criminal trial laid bare how Umatilla police failed to investigate the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by a man she had met online when the girl and her parents first reported it to police in 2018.
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