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Police should not assume every encounter with a person in distress will end in violence, says report

The OIR Group’s conclusion that police should not act as automatic suicide dispensers is exactly what the Mental Health Association of Portland has been saying for years (see, for example, our op-ed on the killing of Brad Morgan – the … Continue reading

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Grand jury finds no police negligence in Brad Morgan’s 2012 death

KOIN.com, March 6, 2015 A jury has ruled that two Portland police officers did not act negligently before fatally shooting a suicidal man atop a downtown parking garage in January 2012. The Oregonian reports jurors deliberated for nearly three hours … Continue reading

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Salem officer justified in killing Michael Conley, whose death by cop was ruled “suicide”

Statesman Journal, May 20, 2014 A Salem police officer was justified in shooting and killing a man armed with a knife last month, according to a Marion County grand jury’s findings, which were announced Monday afternoon. READ – Links to … Continue reading

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David Sarasohn: Tragedy on Portland parking structure ‘a failure on multiple levels’

By David Sarasohn, The Oregonian, March 8, 2013 In the most recent fatal shooting by Portland police, of an attacker who reportedly fired a shotgun at two policemen on a parking structure roof, two uncontrolled streams run together. The death … Continue reading

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