Former WPD chief investigating Keizer city manager

A former Woodburn Police Department police chief has been hired to investigate an accidental discharge of a firearm by Keizer City Manager Chris Eppley.

Kathy Peck, the city’s legal counsel in human resource matters, said she expects the investigation to be complete by the end of March.

Eppley discharged a firearm inside his office on March 4. No one was hurt and the incident was not reported to police.

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