Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Democratic Party of Lane County

A former Lane County Commissioner got a favorable ruling from the Oregon Supreme Court last month. Rob Handy sued Lane County in 2012 claiming 3 commissioners violated Oregon’s public meeting laws.

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Many Americans are wondering how the pending Trump administration will eventually address immigration. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on where some Oregon cities stand. 

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A Eugene law firm is suing law enforcement agencies and the North Dakota County where thousands of Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are camped in protest of the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The class action suit claims excessive force by police against peaceful protesters.

Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to continue with a trial set for February for the defendants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

It follows a trial earlier this year where a jury surprised many and found the occupation’s leaders, brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five others, not guilty.

The second trial is set to begin at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Feb. 14.

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Eugene police are using “bait bikes” to catch bicycle thieves in the act.  Last week, two men were arrested after they made off with bikes being monitored by officers. 

K. Dunne

Oregon’s Attorney General is urging residents to call in hate crimes to authorities.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this follows a rash of incidents after the election.

Rachael McDonald

Two days after a man who denies climate science was elected President of the United States, a federal judge in Eugene says she won’t dismiss a lawsuit filed by 21 young people. The kids are suing the federal government for not doing enough to combat climate change.

Attorneys for the federal government said Monday that U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown should not allow Ryan Payne to rescind his guilty plea.

Payne, 33, worked closely with Ammon Bundy and others to carry out an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January.

Brian Bull

Eugene Police have stepped up their presence in the downtown, particularly in the Park Blocks area.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Brian Bull

Among those reacting to yesterday’s acquittal in the Malheur occupation case is Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden.  

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