Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Our view | Purchase of body cameras should get green light

It is rare when elected officials face a clear-cut, black-and-white decision but the Pendleton City Council will face one Tuesday when it ponders an initiative to purchase body cameras for the police department. The council should carefully consider a bid from an Arizona company to supply the body cameras, and then approve the move. Source: […]
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Father helps daughter from beyond the grave

Warrenton student taps scholarship. Alannah Rudduck was still in her mother’s womb when her father, Robert “Bernie” McMaster, a reserve trainee for the Warrenton Police Department, died while responding to an alarm at Warrenton Grade School. Twenty-three years later, McMaster’s sacrifice is helping his daughter finish college. Source: Father helps daughter from beyond the grave […]
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Protest Preview | News Roundtable | Police Oversight – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The news roundtable will take up some of the biggest news of the week, including the upcoming protest in Portland. We’ll also hear from the community advisory board to the Portland Police. Community oversight is a required part of the Portland Police Bureau’s settlement agreement with the federal government. That community oversight has taken several […]
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Hate crimes are on the rise. When do state governments take action? 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. We were surprised by our findings. Federal authorities are investigating whether […]
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Activists Surveilled | News Roundtable | Sucker Fish | Family Leave – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Law enforcement agencies have been actively monitoring and surveilling environmental and tribal activists who are working to stop the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas terminal in Coos Bay. We learn more details from Will Parrish, one of the freelance reporters who broke the story in The Guardian newspaper. Sucker fish in the Klamath Basin were […]
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Use of overdose antidote spreading in Central Oregon

Naloxone, now in every police vehicle, is used often. With the opioid epidemic raging in Central Oregon, saving a life using the overdose antidote naloxone is becoming a shared experience for firefighter-paramedics and police officers. “With the new drug epidemic, it’s becoming more and more prevalent than maybe people in the public know,” said Drew […]
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Report: Law Enforcement Took Unusual and Perhaps Illegal Interest In Jordan Cove LNG Project Opponents

The Guardian’s recent report details years of governmental “surveillance” of activist anti-pipeline groups in Coos Bay. Law enforcement groups including the FBI have been monitoring opponents of a natural gas pipeline project in Coos Bay, The Guardian revealed this week. The report says those agencies circulated information about environmental activists to an email list that […]
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Coos County Sheriff Acknowledges Monitoring Of Oregon Fossil Fuel Project Opponents

Law enforcement in Southwest Oregon have for several years been monitoring activists who are fighting the Jordan Cove natural gas infrastructure project, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project is being proposed by the Canadian company Pembina. Plans include a 230-mile pipeline across four southwest Oregon counties that would […]
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Judge: Trump administration can’t withhold Oregon grants

A judge has barred the Trump administration from withholding public safety grants from the state and the city of Portland over Oregon’s sanctuary law that directs police not to help federal agents enforce immigration policies. Source: Judge: Trump administration can’t withhold Oregon grants

Judge: Feds Wrongfully Interfered With $6M In Grants Over Oregon Sanctuary Law

A federal judge has ruled that President Trump and the attorney general wrongfully interfered with about $6 million in federal grants for law enforcement in Oregon. Source: Judge: Feds Wrongfully Interfered With $6M In Grants Over Oregon Sanctuary Law