Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon Task Force on Sexual Violence brought a list of recommendations to the University Senate Wednesday.
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke  with Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the U of O. She is a member of the task force.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Police in Clark County, Washington are seeking the public's help to solve a 40 year old case of a missing woman. At age 17, Martha Marie Morrison went missing in 1974 in Portland. She had roots in Lane County and Corvallis. Police have found human remains of two females in the Dole Valley area of Clark County. They've identified one body and they suspect the other might be Morrison.

[Cold Case Tip Line: (360) 397-2036
Email: coldcase@clark.wa.gov]

RickSteves.com

Public broadcasting host and guide book author, Rick Steves, is speaking in ten Oregon cities this week in support of Measure 91. The ballot measure would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over. He's in Eugene Thursday night at 7:00 pm at the McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene. Steves spoke with KLCC's Corinne Boyer.

Amanda Butt

Tuesday night, the University of Oregon President's Review Panel met to hear students' perspectives and ideas of how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on campus.

More than three dozen students filled the Global Scholars Great Hall on campus to voice their thoughts at the second of two listening sessions Tuesday. Senior Chloe France:

Meeting Date: Friday. October 3rd, 2014

Air Date: Monday. October 6th, 2014

Eugene Police Department

The Eugene Police Department is asking the public for any information about a stolen painting. Between May and August, a person purchased a painting from a Eugene second-hand store. It had been stolen in a burglary from a residence in West Eugene. The painting features a Vietnam countryside and according to the victim; it is a quilt-style.  

EPD is not looking for the suspect, as he has already been arrested. The store and the purchaser would be considered victims also. Anyone with any information on the piece is asked to contact EPD.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A panel of experts on counter-terrorism and intelligence will be sharing their knowledge this week at a forum on Homeland Defense and Security.

Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner will moderate the forum.  He says it's an opportunity for people to learn more from law enforcement about how they deal with terrorist threats.

Turner: "Everything from cyber issues that all of us face to more tacit, on-the-ground type thing, where, you know, suspicious package. We'll take 'em all on. And it ends up being a nice, comfortable place to air some of those concerns."

Meeting Date: Friday, September 26th, 2014

Air Date: Monday, September 29th, 2014

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden discusses privacy in the digital age.

When citizens and law enforcement encounter situations when there are no witnesses around, the judicial system is left with a "he said-she said" situation. New technology can help with that: body cameras. Use of the cameras has been growing nationally and the Eugene Police Department is leading the trend locally.

The Register-Guard reports 18 officers are currently using body cameras. A California study shows when officers were equipped with cameras, there was a 60 percent drop in complaints about the officer's use of force.

The Lane County Sheriff's office has received multiple reports of recent mail theft. Sergeant Carrie Carver says the thefts have been widespread throughout the county.

Carver: "A lot of times you don't even know if you are the victim of mail theft. Somebody can just come along and take items out of your mailbox, which is really particularly scary, but it can result in the loss of money, potential identity theft and that can be really costly and frustrating and time-consuming."

Carver says people can reduce their risk of being the victim of mail theft.

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