Salem police officer shoots man during arrest
A 34-year-old man was treated at Salem Health after being shot Monday morning by a Salem police officer.
Portland police union, city at impasse over ‘prereview’ in body camera policy discussions
A years-long standoff between the City of Portland and the Portland Police Association over what policies will govern federally mandated body cameras ended in a stalemate this week. The two sides’ final respective proposals were released Friday and the decision now heads to an arbitrator to make the final decision.
Black Oregon lawmaker reflects on unconscious bias after being pulled over twice in one week
Last week, Democratic state Rep. Travis Nelson was pulled over twice in a span of three days, an occurrence he believes doesn’t happen to most of his white colleagues and staff. The Portland lawmaker joined OPB's "Think Out Loud" to discuss his experiences.
Portland police officer fired for leaking false allegations is reinstated
A labor arbitrator reinstated the disgraced former President of the Portland Police Association, according to a press release from the new police bureau union president.
Northwest lawmakers pitching ideas to make roads safer as fatalities have increased in recent years
State lawmakers in Olympia are debating a suite of possible new responses to surging traffic fatalities. Those include authorizing photo radar in highway work zones, prohibiting right turns at many red lights, and lowering the breathalyzer limit to convict for drunk driving. Some of these ideas have corollaries in Oregon, where the legislative machinery is getting revved up too.
Pulling from extremist playbook, Oregon sheriffs refuse to enforce gun laws
A growing list of Oregon sheriffs are telling their constituents they won’t enforce voter approved gun restrictions despite not yet knowing how some aspects of the law will work and not having a clear role in enforcing others.
Linn County sheriff says part of Oregon gun measure won’t be enforced
The sheriff of Linn County said she won’t enforce a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines that’s part of an initiative leading in current election results.
A transgender beauty influencer was put in a men’s jail after her arrest in Miami
The incarceration of trans woman Nikita Dragun in a men's jail is part of a much wider trend of transgender individuals being placed in jails and prisons that don't align with their gender identity.
In Washington, right-wing sheriff candidates believe their power exceeds the federal government
InvestigateWest reached out to each sheriff candidate in Washington hoping to clarify how they view a sheriff’s authority. Of those who responded, several expressed their belief that their power was greater than federal or state authority.
Weekday Wrap: Josephine County sales tax; Umatilla talks benefits of Amazon deal; and Clackamas County air quality relief centers
In other news: In Newberg, nearly 77,000 pounds of marijuana, worth $76.5 million was seized by the Yamhill County Sherriff's Office. Those incarcerated at Larch Corrections Center have found temporary housing after the Nakia Creek Fire forced them to evacuate.