Former lieutenant Josh Moulin is defending his case nearly two years after leaving the job. Moulin served as the head of the High Tech Crimes Task Force until May, 2012. He resigned on “non-disciplinary paid administrative leave,” presumably due to the investigation.
But he says he still isn’t exactly sure why the charges were filed or what they’re for.
During an arraignment today Moulin pleaded not guilty to two counts of computer crime and one count of official misconduct while on the job. He and his defense council say the state never revealed what evidence they have against them until today.
He says they’re currently looking at it, but can’t form a defense until they’re done because they don’t know for sure why those charges have been filed.
“It’s all going to boil down to what’s in that information that we got from the state today as to how we’re going to proceed,” said Moulin. “I can tell you that we are going to vigorously defend this.”
Moulin says he suspects the charges relate to a misunderstanding over how he returned his equipment when he left the task force. The Oregon Department of Justice alleges he knowingly committed those crimes while on the job.