More changes at the top of State Police ranks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More changes are happening at the top of the State Police. Only days after being appointed as Interim Superintendent, Colonel Jack Chambers has reassigned two former high ranking members of the agency.

WCHS-TV reported Friday Major Shallon Oglesby has been moved from Chief of Staff Services at State Police Headquarters to the procurement section and will now serve as a First Lieutenant. Major James Findley has been moved from the Professional Standards Division to the West Virginia Turnpike where he will also serve as a First Lieutenant and handle logistics.

Meanwhile, Chambers penned a letter Friday to all women who have been through the training academy with an apology for the camera which was placed in the women’s locker room there for a period of time. It’s unclear how many women may have been victims of that camera or how long it was there.

Governor Jim Justice confirmed the matter of the camera this week during his media briefing saying it was placed there by a trooper who is now deceased. However, three other troopers discovered a thumb drive in the late trooper’s desk which contained at least one video from the camera and destroyed the thumb drive. The destruction of evidence was another cause for change in an ongoing investigation at the top of the agency.

At least seven women this week have served the state notice of intension to pursue lawsuits over the camera.

An investigation into a number of similar claims within the agency continues under Chambers’ guidance after he was appointed to replace Jan Cahill back on Monday after Cahill resigned.

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