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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.

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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.  

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Starting next month, Eugene police officers will wear bodycams while on duty.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

The mother of a missing 18-year-old Eugene man is asking for help, on top of what police are able to provide. 

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

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Eugene Police have recovered an exotic monkey from an out-of-town prostitute. A local pet store owner allegedly gave the Galago primate named Gooey to her as a tip.

DA Says Eugene Police Officer Justified In Shooting

May 1, 2015
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Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner announced Friday Eugene Police officer Will Stutesman was justified in firing his weapon at Brian Babb.

On March 30th, the Army Veteran who served in Afghanistan was fatally shot after he pointed a scoped high powered rifle at two EPD officers, who were trying to negotiate with him.

The rifle was not loaded at the time. In the District Attorney's report, it states:

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Law enforcement agencies across Oregon will be on the road looking for drunk drivers this Super Bowl Sunday. Benton County, Deschutes County Sheriff's, and the Eugene Police Department are among the agencies participating in DUII saturation patrols.

Also, EPD spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says if your party gets out of control, don't be afraid to call the police.

Police Seek Help Locating Stolen Painting

Oct 2, 2014
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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.

Eugene Police Using Body Cameras To Record Interactions

Sep 28, 2014

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.

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