Matthew Klug is a Portland man who was born in Northwest Portland, Oregon. He attended high school locally and also graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He has lived in Oregon most of his life.
Klug was riding his bicycle in the early evening of September 17, 2014, when an automobile driver bumped him at a red light and drove off. Klug spotted the car, and tried to get the driver’s identification so to file an accident report. Seconds later Portland Police Bureau employees arrived and see Klug being thrown to the ground here. www.Klug.pw
Malfeasance with an electronic control weapon came along with the attack from the Police.
The download report for Portland Police Officer Bradley Nutting’s Taser International X2 electronic control weapon shows it was activated six times in total. Matthew Klug was later arrested the evening of September 17, 2014, in Northwest Portland.
Action: Matthew Klug’s – P.P.B. Internal Affairs Division / Independent Police Review Case #2015-C-0104 – Officer B used inappropriate force while taking Mr. Klug into custody. (FORCE) (Directives 1010.20 – Physical Force; 1051.00 Electronic Control Weapon System)
Per City Code section 3.21.160.A. the Citizen Review Committee (CRC) has scheduled a Hearing in front of Portland City Council on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM inside the Council Chambers of the Portland City Hall located at 1221 SW 4th Avenue in Portland, Oregon 97204. This will be 667 days following the request for the investigation from The City of Portland’s Tort Review Board, made on April 28, 2015.
At the Hearing now rescheduled for February 22, 2017, City Council members shall decide if the finding is supported by the evidence. If the finding is not supported by the evidence, the Portland City Council shall decide what the finding is. Klug will have an opportunity to make a voluntary statement, per Protocol 5.16. Please keep in mind that no new evidence may be introduced at this Hearing.
Matthew Klug’s Case #2015-C-0104 was reviewed again in a Conference Hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 5:30 PM.
At the Conference Hearing, the Police Bureau Command Staff and the IPR Director had the opportunity to advise the CRC of any concerns or disagreement they might have with respect to the CRC’s prior recommendations on this case. If the CRC had been able to reach an agreement with the Police Bureau as to the appropriate findings, the appeal would have concluded and the case closed. Since the CRC disagreed with the Portland Police Bureau’s proposed findings, the IPR Director scheduled the case for a Hearing before the Portland City Council.
At the Hearing rescheduled for this coming February 22, City Council members shall decide if the finding is supported by the evidence. If the finding is not supported by the evidence, the Portland City Council shall decide what the finding is.
Portland Police Bureau employees arrested Klug on criminal charges.
Klug was taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center in downtown Portland. Klug, 47, is a Portlander with traumatic brain injury from a car accident decades ago, mental illness, and epilepsy. He requires medication twice daily to prevent epileptic seizures.
Without seeing him or making him appear in court the next morning, Circuit Court Judge Andrienne Nelson dismissed all the criminal charges against Mr. Klug for no complaint. Matthew Klug remained in general population at the Multnomah County Detention Center while the Multnomah County District Attorney had attempted to arraign him on criminal charges in Multnomah County, Circuit Court of Oregon. Despite the dismissal, Mr. Klug remained in the detention of Multnomah County until after 8PM later that day.
Mr. Matthew Klug was released from the Multnomah County Detention Center at the end of the day, more than 24 hours after he had arrived. Klug was never given or read Miranda Rights. Klug was released from the custody of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office the evening of September 18, 2015, and was not charged with any crime. He was never given his anti-seizure medication, and he had a seizure while making his way home that night.
Klug learned later (43 days) that another set of charges were filed against him in Multnomah County, Circuit Court of Oregon on October 29, 2014. He still does not know how the charges were established or brought against him. He did appear in Multnomah County, Circuit Court of Oregon, with criminal defense, and was arraigned on additional criminal counts.
Portland Police Bureau member employees attacked and tasered Matthew Klug here. www.Klug.pw In turn, Mr. Klug filed a Federal civil suit on March 13, 2015, alleging the Portland Police Bureau member employees assaulted and used a Taser International X2 upon him multiple times without probable cause that he had committed any crime.
The City of Portland’s Tort Review Board has asked that the Internal Affairs Division of the Portland Police Bureau and the Independent Police Review of the City Auditor’s Office start an investigation into Klug’s Federal civil suit and tort claim. They did so on April 28, 2015.
Days before Klug’s trial on criminal charges in Multnomah County, Circuit Court of Oregon scheduled on May 18, 2015, the Multnomah County District Attorney contacted Klug and offered to dismiss all of the criminal charges against him in exchange for Klug compromising his Federal civil suit. Klug surrendered that Federal civil suit, and all of the criminal charges against him in Multnomah County, Circuit Court of Oregon were dismissed. The Multnomah County District Attorney sought and obtained the settlement for – the County and on behalf of the City of Portland – the Federal civil suit and tort claim in violation of Mr. Klug’s Constitutional Rights.
There was no complainant in the original criminal case presented against Klug in Multnomah County, Circuit Court of Oregon. The alleged victim declined to press any criminal charges against Klug at the scene. There was never any call to the #911 operator. There was no dispatch to the Portland Police Bureau employees who arrived at the scene.
Exculpatory evidence existed all along which was never disclosed or provided by the Portland Police Bureau or the City of Portland to the opposing counsel with the Discovery Packet and materials. Multnomah County prosecutors moved forward with the case against Mr. Klug, and thereby also failed to disclose or provide material exculpatory evidence to the defense along with their Discovery Packet. There was material exculpatory evidence that was never at any point in time made available to Klug or to his criminal defense and attorneys as required, compelled, and obligated by established law. (Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963))
Witness Video Evidence, I.P.R./ I.A. Case #2015-C-0104 Matthew Klug, Portland, Oregon
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