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Shootings/Deadly Force Incidents In Oregon Dec. 2013-April 2014

Law enforcement in Oregon never ceases to amaze, as these stories from the past four months will attest.

On January 3, Oregon State Trooper Adam Kowing drove his police cruiser into Dale Wallace, 30, while they were trying to arrest Wallace on robbery charges. Wallace, who was rushed to the hospital in "serious" condition, allegedly pointed a gun at the cops. Police say his alleged accomplice Sara Jo Johnson, 30, shot and killed herself during the standoff (Oregonian, January 8).

On January 22, Oregon State Troopers arrested David Turnbull, 44, in a Lakeview supermarket parking lot and found a knife and meth pipe; when they were bringing him to jail, he collapsed and died within a half an hour (Oregonian, January 24). The coroner said he "probably" died of acute methamphetamine poisoning (KGW, January 28).

On February 11, Beaverton Officer Jeremy Shaw shot and wounded Herbert Rabago, 28, when police responded to a domestic disturbance call and Rabago allegedly came to the door with a knife. A spokesperson said Shaw had "no choice" (KEX, February 14).

And in another incident not in Oregon but involving a man from Portland, a Vancouver, WA police officer shot and wounded Darryl Humphrey, Jr, early on March 11 after a nightclub fight escalated. Humphrey allegedly (a) was armed with a gun, and (b) "ignored officer commands," so he was shot (Oregonian, March 14).

Update on Hillsboro shooting: Former Hillsboro officer Timothy Cannon, who engaged in a massive gunbattle with police in 2013 (PPRs # 59 & 61) pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted aggravated murder and, for shooting his pet cat, one count of animal abuse. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in early February (Oregonian, February 7).

  People's Police Report

May, 2014
Also in PPR #62

Two PPB Shootings Result
  In Death And Injury

DOJ Lawsuit Recieves
  Community Input

Inadequate Changes To
  Oversight System Approved

Updates PPR 62
  • JTTF Report Raises Questions
  • Warentless Wiretaps Challenged
  • Secrecy at Training Council
CRC Expands to 11 Members;
  Hears 4 Cases

Stop And Frisk Comes to Portland
Prosper Portland's War
  on Homeless

Recent Rulings on
  Search and Seizure

Quick Flashes
  • Other Copwatching Groups
  • Two Cops Arrested
  • PPB Handcuffs Nine Year Old
Police Shootings Around Oregon

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Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065/ Incident Report Line (503) 321-5120
e-mail: copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org

Portland Copwatch is a grassroots, volunteer organization promoting police accountability through citizen action.

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