Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Tiffany Eckert

Last year, the University of Oregon was widely criticized when it accessed the mental health records of an alleged rape victim who was suing the school. A recent grant will fund confidential legal counsel to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus.

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the trial of seven occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, turning it over to the defense who will begin laying out its case Wednesday.

The prosecution began the day with a gun show, presenting to the jury 22 long guns and 12 handguns found on the refuge along with copious amounts of ammunition.

Oregon state police are renewing their call for tips surrounding the toppling of a large sandstone pedestal in Cape Kiwanda this summer.

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Oregon’s Department of Corrections has decided not to ask the state for funds to open a new women’s prison. Oregon only has one facility for women, and it’s overcrowded.

An informant tipped off Oregon State Police that Malheur occupation leaders were traveling to John Day, Oregon, on Jan. 26, according to information revealed Wednesday in court.

Authorities used that information to take Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox and several others into custody after stopping them en route to a community meeting in nearby Grant County on Jan. 26, 2016.

Wednesday’s testimony centered mostly on that day, which drastically altered the occupation’s trajectory.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow announced Wednesday that Eugene Police officers were justified when they shot a man earlier this month. An inter-agency deadly force team investigated the shooting.

OPB

Fish biologist Linda Beck testified Monday that the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge delayed work she was doing to deal with invasive carp.

Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

A Eugene police auditor says an officer used excessive force during last year’s arrest of two relatives of the local NAACP president.

Tim Lewis / Eugene Weekly

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled the City of Eugene must publicly release documents from a police investigation into the conduct of officers who used a stun gun to subdue a protester in 2008. The decision could have implications for future cases involving suspected police misconduct.

Brian Bull

The rate of reported hate crimes for the city of Eugene seems to be holding steady since tracking began four years ago.  KLCC’s Brian Bull attended the release of the “2015 Hate and Bias Report” at the historic Mims house today and has this story. 

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