WEDS: Clackamas Co. to hold hearing on Use of Deadly Force

ALERT: Public hearing on Wednesday re: the use of deadly force in Clackamas County. The hearing begins at 5:30 pm in Courtroom 5 of the Clackamas County Courthouse, 807 Main Str., Oregon City.

The hearing will be held by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and will address the county's draft of a new policy re: the use of deadly force. According to the O, the new policy was drafted "to satisfy a 2007 state law aiming to bring uniformity and fairness to the processes following a police shooting."

Draft copies of the plan will be available at the hearing and afterward at: A two week public commenting period follows.

Police use of deadly force accounted for 40% of the homicides in Clackamas County in 2005, the year Fouad Kaady was gunned down so cruelly and needlessly. Since June of last year, Clackamas Co. deputies have been involved in 3 lethal force cases. To my knowledge, every officer involved in a lethal force case in Clackamas County has been cleared of wrong doing by secret grand juries.

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