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Multnomah DA Will Ask Judge To Release Police Shooting Transcript

Multnomah County's district attorney said Wednesday that he would ask a judge to release a complete transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the case of Aaron Campbell. As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, it's a precedent setting request.

Aaron Campbell was shot in the back by police last month outside a Portland apartment complex. He was unarmed, but officers were there after a report of a suicidal, armed man.

Tuesday night, a Multnomah County grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing by police, but they did find some troublesome issues.

Multnomah County District Attorney, Mike Schrunk, has now taken the unprecedented step of asking the judge to release the testimony.

Mike Schrunk: "My perception is that the grand jurors always give it their best effort and do the right thing, But there's always a wonder of, did they hear all of the evidence, what did they hear, what happened. And this would be a way of put to rest all those questions."

In a statement last week, the Police bureau said the officer who shot Campbell was concerned at the time about the safety of residents, of fellow officers and himself.