Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

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Law enforcement tries to be on the scene as soon as possible, when live shooter incidents happen like the Sunday night in Las Vegas.  But police say people caught in such scenarios often need to act quickly to help ensure their survival.

Recorded On: September 29, 2017

Air Date: October 2, 2017

This City Club program addresses the increased incidences of hate crimes and how it is impacting citizens of color and others in the local community. Nazi swastikas and other symbols of hate have appeared recently on schools. Houses of worship have been targeted and damaged. Adults have shouted “go back where you came from” at children of color walking home from school.

Tiffany Eckert

Friday afternoon, a Lane County jury awarded the mother of Lauren Jones $1.5 million in a malpractice case against PeaceHealth Medical Center.

Lane County jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of University of Oregon student athlete Lauren Jones. The jury is now in deliberations.

Still from EPD video. / Eugene Police Department

UPDATE:  The man killed in Tuesday's confrontation with Eugene Police has been identified as 31 year old Roger Craig Nielsen, of Lane County.  An EPD spokeswoman says the two involved officers’ names are being withheld pending investigative interviews.

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An early morning confrontation today between Eugene Police and an armed man ended with officers using deadly force.  

A $500 reward is being offered for tips on who’s responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on the doors of North Eugene High School.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule soon on a Trump Administration attempt to get rid of a climate lawsuit brought by 21 young people against the U.S. government. 


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This week in Corvallis, several medical, law enforcement and mental health organizations are gathered for crisis intervention training.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports,  coordinators say it’s the first such event in Benton County.

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Douglas County officials have released records from the investigation of the 2015 Umpqua Community College Shooting. Investigators concluded that the shooter acted alone in killing nine people on the campus.

Bridgeway House

Teachers and staff of Bridgeway House, a center for children and families affected by autism, made a distressing discovery Wednesday. The school was robbed. Thieves stole dozens of computers crucial to the instruction of students on the autistic spectrum.

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