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Eugene police injure woman shielding her mentally ill son from Taser

AP.com, August 5, 2015 The president of an NAACP chapter contends Eugene police used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an officer from deploying a Taser on her 19-year-old son. Eugene-Springfield NAACP President Eric Richardson said … Continue reading

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Federal lawsuit alleges Douglas County deputies, Tasers at fault in death of man, 26

Associated Press via OPB.org, March 4, 2015 The mother of a Southern Oregon man who died during an incident with law enforcement officers has sued the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, alleging deputies wrongfully fired stun guns. The federal lawsuit filed in … Continue reading

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It’s been more than 4 years since Keaton Otis was shot by police, but many still remember the 25-year-old

Daily KOS, March 27, 2014 In May it will be four years since 25-year-old African-American Keaton Otis was killed by Portland police in a frenzy of 32 shots in seven seconds… recorded on the iPhone of a witness. He was … Continue reading

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Man with Mental Illness Tased by Portland Police in Grocery Store

By Sara Roth, KGW News, Nov. 18, 2013 Portland police tased a man armed with knives who was reportedly threatening shoppers and stealing at Whole Foods in Northwest Portland Friday. Officers recognized him from prior mental health incidents. The incident … Continue reading

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