Tag Archives: Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Chronic Offender Pilot Project wrongly used to nab sit-lie violators

The Portland Mercury, Feb. 28, 2014 Justice Cripps went to jail in July, after cops had warned her to hold her dog’s leash. Almost two weeks later, 19-year-old John Johnson was standing at the same downtown intersection, singing, when the … Continue reading

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Lawsuit demands firing of officer who mixed up ammo, shot and severely injured man in 2011

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, April 11, 2013 Portland Police Officer Dane Reister should lose his job for suddenly firing a beanbag shotgun that he mistakenly loaded with lethal rounds at a man obviously suffering from a mental illness, a … Continue reading

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What Happened to Merle Hatch

Officer-involved shooting takes man’s life at Adventist Medical Center By Alastair Jamieson, NBC News, Feb. 18, 2013 An “officer-involved shooting investigation” has been launched after a suspected gunman’s death at a Portland, Ore., hospital. Officers were called to the Adventist … Continue reading

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