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Conrad Wilson

Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer covering criminal justice and legal affairs for OPB.

Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on "Marketplace" and NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.

Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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Judge To Hear Sanctuary Law Case In Wasco County

The judge’s ruling in the case could bring clarity to the sanctuary law, which has never been meaningfully interpreted by the courts.

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Man Shot By Portland Police Was At Hospital Hours Before He Was Killed

The man shot by Portland Police on Sunday struggled with mental health problems and was seen at the emergency room at Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland before he was killed.

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Portland Police Shot Man Who Struggled With Mental Illness, Family Says

Portland police identified the man who was shot by an officer Sunday as Andre Catrel Gladen, a black man from Sacramento who was blind in one eye and taking medication for bipolar disorder.

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US Supreme Court Won't Take Thurston High School Shooter Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Thurston High School shooter Kipland Kinkel's case. He was challenging the Oregon Supreme Court decision that his 112-year prison sentence is not cruel and unusual punishment. 

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Oregon Attorney General Plans Bill To Address Rise In Hate Crimes

Oregon's attorney general will introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session aimed at strengthening the state’s hate crimes laws.

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Police Shoot And Kill A Man In SE Portland Sunday

The shooting took place around 2 p.m. Sunday on the 9600 block of SE Market Street just east of Interstate 205, police said.

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DoubleTree Portland Says It's Investigating After Kicking African-American Man Out Of Hotel

The hotel employees involved in the incident have been placed on leave, the hotel said.

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Man Says Portland Hotel Racially Profiled Him Before Calling Police

An African-American man says he was a guest at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland and was kicked out of his room Saturday after he was racially profiled by hotel security.

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Gov. Brown Appoints Appeals Court Judge Chris Garrett To State's High Court

Garrett is taking over for Justice Rives Kistler, who’s retiring at the end of the year. This marks Brown's fifth appointment to the state's highest court.

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Oregon's Public Defense System 'Is Not Constitutional' Report Finds

A draft report obtained by OPB concludes that Oregon's public defense system is so bureaucratic and structurally flawed that it can't guarantee clients are getting the defense they're owed.

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9th Circuit To Rehear Case Challenging Deportations For Minors

In an unusual move, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing a case Monday that could guarantee minors facing deportation access to attorneys in immigration court.

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Man Shot By Portland Police At Fred Meyer Starbucks ID'd

Authorities have identified the 34-year-old man shot by four Portland Police officers Friday at a Northeast Portland coffee shop and grocery store.

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Corizon Pays Out $10 Million Following Inmate Death, Lawsuit In Oregon

The settlement is the highest Corizon — a private healthcare company which operates in jails and prisons across the country — has ever paid for a settlement of this kind.

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Oregon Supreme Court Tosses Out Murder Confessions Over Interview Techniques

The Oregon Supreme Court tossed out several 2015 murder confessions Thursday because of the way Portland Police Bureau detectives conducted their interviews involving a defendant with mental illness.

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Portland FBI Head Clarifies Statement On Proud Boys

The FBI said Tuesday that a southwest Washington law enforcement agency was mistaken when it reported that federal officials described a right-wing group as “extremist.”

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FBI Makes Case For Portland To Remain In Joint Terrorism Task Force

At a briefing Tuesday in Portland, the FBI discussed at length the role of Oregon's Joint Terrorism Task Force, a partnership between local and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Immigration Arrests May Be Key To Portland's Future In FBI Task Force

Questions around the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force's involvement in immigration-related arrests could be important to the future of Portland involvement.

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Final ICE Detainees Leave Federal Prison In Oregon

The last ICE detainee being housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, was transferred on Wednesday to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

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Hillsboro Pays Out $550,000 For Man's Wrongful Arrest

The city of Hillsboro has paid a man police wrongfully arrested and held for six days in jail. The man will receive $550,000 as part of a settlement agreement.

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Clark County Report Says FBI Classifies Proud Boys As Extremist Group

The Federal Bureau of Investigation "categorizes the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism," according to a report by the Clark County Sheriff's Office.