PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon agency that licenses police officers has asked the state attorney general's office to investigate complaints about a local sheriff who met with some of the armed occupiers who seized a national wildlife preserve.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training received more than a half-dozen complaints about Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer. A complaint from the manager of emergency communications for the city of John Day says the sheriff openly supported the group at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on social media.

Valerie Luttrell also says law enforcement viewed him as a security leak during the nearly six-week-long standoff that ended Feb.