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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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Reports show steady increase in police uses of force against people with mental illness, homeless

By Denis C. Theriault, Portland Mercury, Nov. 15, 2013 The most recent quarterly report from the police bureau on how its officers use force—and against whom—offers some cause for concern in the wake of news last week that the city … Continue reading

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Adam Olsen talked to Hillsboro police for 22 minutes before officers fired 7 rounds, records say

By Emily E. Smith and Rebecca Woolington, The Oregonian, Sept. 30, 2013 Hillsboro police officers fired seven rounds at a man believed to be armed and suicidal during a standoff Sept. 17 at his Orenco apartment, police and court records … Continue reading

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Man, 27, beaten by police in 2010 and awarded $306K, agrees to settlement to get his check

By Aimee Green, The Oregonian, July 30, 2013 A 27-year-old man who won a $306,000 jury verdict last year after Portland police beat him and then unlawfully arrested him has agreed to a carefully worded settlement to receive his check. … Continue reading

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Federal judge says he’s ‘inclined’ to set trial on Justice Department findings

Since a take-no-prisoners inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice, which found Portland police were engaged in a “pattern or practice” of excessive force against people with mental illness, the City of Portland’s draft settlement agreement has still not been … Continue reading

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