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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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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.
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.
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.
Oregon's attorney general will introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session aimed at strengthening the state’s hate crimes laws.
The hotel employees involved in the incident have been placed on leave, the hotel said.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities have identified the 34-year-old man shot by four Portland Police officers Friday at a Northeast Portland coffee shop and grocery store.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Questions around the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force's involvement in immigration-related arrests could be important to the future of Portland involvement.
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.
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.
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.