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Other Shootings and Deaths In and Around Oregon:

--On October 30, Springfield police shot and killed Richard Walter Sykes, 51. Sykes allegedly came out of his house with an assault rifle after a doctor had refused to give him a prescription, and he told his wife he would shoot the police if they came (Associated Press, November 1). Naturally, she called 911 and they sent the police.

--Three days later, on November 2, nearby Eugene police shot Juan Carlos Aleman, 32, a murder suspect who supposedly came at officers with a knife in each hand after a standoff; officers then used a sponge round and a Taser on Aleman to take him into custody (KVAL, November 2 and Oregon Daily Emerald, November 4).

In nearby, Vancouver, WA, three Clark County Sheriff's deputies and a Vancouver SWAT officer fired 19 bullets, killing Robert Kenneth Miller, 43, just after midnight October 8 after a standoff. Miller allegedly had pointed a handgun at his ex-girlfriend, who called 911 (Oregonian, October 9).

Three Hillsboro, OR WinCo employees were not charged in the October 4 death of Mason Stevenson, 38, though they handcuffed him over a shoplifting incident and he died of positional asphyxia (Oregonian, October 23).

In addition to the pit bull killed by Portland Police on November 24 (KGW-TV), a Clackamas Deputy killed one in Happy Valley on November 21 (KGW-TV), and Beaverton officers killed another on December 7 (Oregonlive.com, December 8).

  People's Police Report

January, 2009
Also in PPR #46

Railroad Police Shoot Near Portland Cops
  • Cops Bragged About "Tackling" James Chasse
  • Shootings and Deaths In and Around Oregon

Lawsuit Changes Policy on Taping Police
Oversight Report Skewed for Public Relations
Review Board Holds Only 1 Hearing in 2009
Updates PPR 46
  • Racial Profiling Committee Dismissed
  • Cops Create Rules for "Secret List"
Sheriff Skipper Talks to Copwatch
  • Sheriff Jail Deaths, Sick Leave in Headlines
Sit/Lie Report: Sign Boards OK, Not People
  • Anti-Camping Update
Portland to Revive Prostitution Free Zones?
Chief Sizer Remains Bureau Head--For Now
Taser Danger: Portland Cases in the News
Family Settles Suit: Excessive Force in Raid
Rapping Back #46

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