About three months after election snafu rendered more than half of all Clackamas County primary ballots unreadable, diverted hundreds of county employees from their normal jobs, and cost taxpayers $600,000, Clerk Sherry Hall addressed the county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday with her summary of what went wrong.
Within hours of the first returns on election night in Oregon, the secretary of state wanted Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall to deliver a detailed plan as to when the votes would be fully counted. A week later, Hall submitted one.
When an unlicensed and untrained Sandy Police Department officer shot and killed Douglas Diamond during a welfare check on July 3, 2020, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office quickly issued a press release stating Diamond had pulled a handgun. But a lawsuit filed Friday by Diamond’s estate suggests police distorted facts in the case to obscure reckless actions by officers.