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A man found floating in Eugene’s Amazon Creek has been identified. Eugene police say Dustin Nissen was reported missing March 26th.

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Police are investigating at least 11 robberies that have occurred in Eugene since February 23rd. The latest was Tuesday when a man says his bicycle was stolen at gunpoint by two men in west Eugene.

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Following a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault against a student, the University of Oregon has stepped up its police presence and security around campus.

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Thursday morning, there was an armed robbery at Lil’s Lottery on River Road in Eugene.
This is the eighth in a series of armed thefts in Eugene in the last two weeks.

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The fifth armed robbery in nearly as many days has been reported in Eugene.

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Four separate armed robberies were committed in Eugene between last Friday morning and Saturday night.

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A federal jury has ruled in favor of Eugene Police in an excessive force civil lawsuit against the department. The case was brought by a woman and her son who were arrested after calling for help because the young man was in mental health crisis.

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A Eugene man was killed early Thursday when his car was hit by a driver allegedly fleeing a sheriff’s deputy.

A group of social justice and human rights organizations is urging the City of Eugene to involve them in the hiring process for a new police chief.

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

A group of public safety advocates have formed a new non-profit to help out the Eugene Police Department.

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A man who tried to calm down a mob of teenagers as police broke up a confrontation is in “serious condition” according to Eugene police.  

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Since 1981, Pete Kerns has served with the Eugene Police Department.  Now, after serving in many posts through the last 34 years, the current EPD Chief of Police says he’s retiring. 

KLCC’s Brian Bull talked to Chief Kerns.  He began by asking how the EPD has evolved in his time. 

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The chief of Eugene’s police department is retiring.  After more than three decades of service, Pete Kerns says he’ll officially step down in the next month or two.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday and extra officers will be on patrol to look out for people driving under the influence. 

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

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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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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.

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Eugene Police are taking a new tack in their approach to public safety downtown. A community outreach team tries to help people.

Eugene Police are investigating what they call a bias crime against a 15-year old African-American boy. Police say the boy was chased by two white men who he felt were trying to assault him.

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Eugene Police is hiring. There’s a career night open house Wednesday evening.

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A federal lawsuit filed Thursday says Eugene police used excessive force and wrongfully arrested an African-American mother and son last summer. The suit was brought by the sister and nephew of the head of the Eugene chapter of the NAACP.

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A woman who was arrested by Eugene Police earlier this month says her dog died while she was in jail.  The homeless woman had left her dog in her car while riding her bike to a donut shop, according to a posting on Craig's List.

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Eugene Police have secured a $249 thousand grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase body cameras for officers. The 2 year matching grant is one of 73 awarded nationwide.

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The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the 2009 resisting-arrest conviction of a man who was tased by police at an anti-pesticide rally in Eugene. 

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The family of a veteran who was shot and killed by Eugene Police during a mental health crisis is proposing legislation to change how law enforcement deals with similar situations.

Brian Babb was killed in March. When police arrived at his house he was on the phone with his therapist. She says she was talking him down from a panic attack.

Eugene Police Officer Faces Assault Charge

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A Eugene police officer is facing charges for assaulting an inmate  at the Lane County Jail. 

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As the weather warms up in the Pacific Northwest, more people are riding their bicycles. But in bike-friendly college towns like Eugene and Corvallis, bike theft also increases during the spring and summer.

It's a story many people who commute by bicycle know well. Eugene resident Aaron Brussat had locked his bike outside of Falling Sky Home Fermentation Supply Shop, where he worked.

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The shooting of an unarmed African American man by a police officer in South Carolina this week has people talking about the videotaping of police. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns.

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Scammers claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service are targeting the Eugene area.

Phone recording: "The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you."

This is the call being reported to Eugene Police. The computer-generated voice instructs people to call a phone number. Detective Steve Williams says scammers try multiple tactics to get people to send money.

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