The Ethics Commission noted that public officials are prohibited from “using or attempting to use their official positions to obtain a personal financial benefit or avoid a personal financial detriment, that would not have been available but for holding the public position.”
Templeton also said Lindsey made photocopies of the property owners’ Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cards and permits.


The report also noted that had Lindsey made statements such as “what you are doing is illegal,” or “you picked the wrong neighborhood,” while presenting himself in an official capacity, he "may have been attempting to use the influence of his position to stop the medical marijuana grow in his neighborhood in order to avoid a personal financial detriment.”

He also alleged that Lindsey’s actions were being made in part because he feared the marijuana operation would reduce home values in the area.
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