Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

‘Don’t touch her!’: Arrest of bike-riding OSU student in Corvallis raises fears about bias, use of force

The arrest of a 21-year-old woman who may have been riding her bicycle on the wrong side of the road has led to concerns about Oregon law enforcement’s use of force and “implicit and explicit bias.” Oregon State Police trooper Kelly Katsikis stopped Oregon State University student Genesis Hansen for riding the wrong way Sunday […]
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OSU president says university will reassess agreement with OSP after student’s arrest

Oregon State University President Ed Ray says the university will reassess its law enforcement service agreement with Oregon State Police after seeing the way officers treated a student who was cited for riding her bicycle on the wrong side of the road. Some OSU students have been questioning the officers’ use of force since the […]
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Our View: Stop keeping Oregonians in the dark about sex offenders – Opinion

Registered sex offenders in Oregon recently got a reminder that the state is keeping an eye on them. Law enforcement agencies conducted the latest in a series of checks on the whereabouts of high-risk offenders. It ended in 15 arrests in Lane County. Unfortunately, the operation also highlighted a serious flaw in the public reporting […]
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Prosecutors: Trade war with China opens doors for Mexican drug cartels

Federal law enforcement officials in Oregon say they’ve uncovered an elaborate scheme to convert Mexican drug profits from sales in the United States back into pesos using Chinese citizens who seek to circumvent their country’s banking laws. The Mexican drug cartels are taking advantage of the trade war between the United States and China, which […]
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OSU president says university will reassess agreement with OSP after student’s arrest

Oregon State University President Ed Ray says the university will reassess its law enforcement service agreement with Oregon State Police after seeing the way officers treated a student who was cited for riding her bicycle on the wrong side of the road. Some OSU students have been questioning the officers’ use of force since the […]
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OSU students question police use of force during student’s arrest

“It chokes me up talking about it, because it was disgusting to watch,” said student Paige Negrete. Negrete told KATU she saw the exchange between 21-year-old Genesis Hansen and officers Sunday afternoon. Source: OSU students question police use of force during student’s arrest

Mike Turner new OSP captain over Eastern Oregon

Oregon State Police promoted Lt. Mike Turner to captain of its East Region Operations. Turner took over the region, which includes Central and Eastern Oregon, from Capt. Rob Edwards, who retired at the end of September. Source: Mike Turner new OSP captain over Eastern Oregon | Local News | eastoregonian.com

Taking The Cops Out Of Mental Health-Related 911 Rescues

Denver is one of at least eight cities considering an Oregon program called Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets to decriminalize and improve the treatment of people with severe mental illness — while saving the city money. Every day that Janet van der Laak drives between car dealerships in her sales job, she keeps […]
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More women on police force reduces use of force, but some Lane County agencies lag behind national average

When Jamie McMahon started her career at the Springfield Police Department in 2015, she knew she had something to prove. She was hired alongside one other female officer as a third woman on the force was preparing to retire and a fourth was on medical leave. “I didn’t want to be considered the female who […]
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School safety: Junction City blunder reveals priority of school-police communication

What parents need to know about new efforts, school safety in Oregon. Earlier this year Junction City Police placed Laurel Elementary School on lockdown after receiving a 911 phone call with kids screaming in the background. The call was dropped quickly after it came in, and while it could have just been kids playing at […]
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