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A suspected arsonist is in custody, after a string of fires in Eugene’s downtown area today.



Changes to Eugene Police Department policies and procedures are the focus of a public forum on July 19.

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A law enforcement device to detain suspects is out on Eugene’s streets.  Through June and into the early part of next month, the “BolaWrap” is being used on a pilot basis.

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Eugene authorities are investigating a series of small fires set in dumpsters, trees, and brush in recent days. 

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Two South Eugene High School students are in the hospital following a collision in front of the school earlier today.


Brian Bull / KLCC

A report with 50 recommendations on changing how Eugene Police operate was reviewed by city councilors tonight.  It follows calls for reform during last year’s social justice protests.

Eugene Police Dept.

Investigators are seeking tips on an arsonist who targeted a Eugene business last month.

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The City of Eugene’s Police Policy Ad Hoc Committee has until the end of Mar. to provide recommendations for policy changes. The group’s eighth meeting is Tuesday from 6-8pm.

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In preparation for possible pro-Trump protests in Eugene in the coming days, Police Chief Chris Skinner briefed city councilors on plans during a Jan. 13 work session.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

A group of local plaintiffs represented by the Civil Liberties Defense Center who are suing the City of Eugene and the Eugene Police Department for during Black Lives Matter protests in late May.

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The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission released the Statistical Transparency of Policing (STOP) report in Dec. 2020, reviewing which community groups are disproportionately stopped by police officers.

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2020 is almost over.  And many say: good riddance. The COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, riots, politics, and recession have all left their mark on Oregonians’ psyche…though there was a bright spot or two.

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Eugene’s Civilian Review Board (CRB) discussed a community impact case Tuesday involving the investigation into the Police Department’s use of force during protests in May. The board agreed with most of EPD’s adjudication.

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The shooting of a domestic violence suspect by Eugene Police has been deemed a “lawful response” by the Lane County District Attorney. 

This Tuesday the Eugene Citizen Review Board will provide an update on its investigation into the police department’s response to Black Lives Matter protests in late-May.

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The Lane County DA’s office is declining to identify a man shot by Eugene Police yesterday.

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The City of Eugene’s Police Policy Ad Hoc Committee is in the process of identifying potential policy recommendations for the city’s Police Department. But the committee may have less power than you think.

Eugene Police Dept.

Eugene Police are seeking tips on further possible victims of a man sentenced on sexual abuse charges.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

Eugene City Councilors listened to a presentation about the progress the Police Policy Ad Hoc Committee has made so far during their Nov. 9 work session. At the end of the meeting, the city council approved the extension of the committee and to pay members while working on ad hoc subcommittees.

Members of TransPonder Reflect on Ad Hoc Committee Process

Nov 13, 2020
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Two members of the Eugene group TransPonder held a virtual listening session this week on police reform. But they are cautiously optimistic about the ability to see real change. 

Brian Bull / KLCC News

The City of Eugene released its eighth annual hate and bias report Wednesday, which recorded 15 fewer incidents than in 2018. But the actual number could be higher.

New Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy to Meet Wednesday

Sep 29, 2020
Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News



The Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy was created by the Eugene City Council earlier this year in response to Black Lives Matter protesters who advocated for police reform. The group will review current police policies and make recommendations to the City Council for changes and improvements.

Brian Bull / KLCC

While a grand jury last week declined to press charges against a Eugene man accused of a deliberate hit-and-run, he is facing several citations.  

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Eugene Police detectives are trying to learn the identities of a male suspect – and a cyclist, presumed to be a juvenile - who was punched by the man during last Saturday’s protest.

Henry Houston

A Eugene journalist is suing police for hitting him with tear gas and other non-lethal crowd control devices at a protest in late May. The suit also names the City of Eugene and some of its leaders.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, Oregonians are now required to wear face masks outdoors when they are unable to socially distance. But the Eugene Police Department is not actively enforcing this rule.

Eugene Protest Turns Into Riot Downtown

Jul 26, 2020
Nathan Bouquet

A Eugene protest Saturday saw upwards of 300 participants and attracted the attention of counter protestors and the Eugene police.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A Lane County grand jury heard testimony Friday in a hit-and-run incident against a Black activist last month.

City of Eugene

Eugene’s City Council held a work session on Monday night to discuss 21st Century Policing principles and the Community Safety Initiative funding with Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner.

Police Chief Says EPD to Face Reform

Jun 26, 2020
Eugene Police

As a result of almost daily protests and city council meetings this past month, the Eugene Police Department is undergoing policy changes, and could face budgetary reform.