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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.

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Wednesday night, at least three people were arrested outside of the Eugene Police Department’s headquarters.

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A Black Unity activist suspects “pure anger” was behind a driver’s motive for striking him with his vehicle at a children’s march last month.

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The Eugene Police Department has unveiled its initial steps toward reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the nationwide protests that followed. 


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The May 25 death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody has sparked national outrage, and has reignited the Black Lives Matter Movement in towns and cities across the country. In Eugene and Springfield protesters have held marches nearly every day since May 29.

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Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement have been pushing for defunding police in the wake of recent police killings of African-Americans.

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Less than a day after it was finished, a large “BLACK LIVES MATTER” mural painted outside the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse in Eugene was vandalized. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, including how police do their jobs. KLCC’s Brian Bull recently talked about that with Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner.  Bull began by asking if the EPD had seen an uptick of racist acts against Asian-Americans, given that some people blame the pandemic on the “Chinese” or “Wuhan” virus.

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The man who barricaded himself in a relative’s home with a rifle and was in a lengthy standoff with police Monday has been identified.

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After a standoff that lasted nearly 12 hours, Eugene law enforcement shot an armed man as he left a relative’s townhouse in the South Hills last night.

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A tense standoff in the South Hills saw Eugene Police and SWAT personnel trying to talk a man with a rifle into surrendering himself yesterday.  

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Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow Friday announced an officer involved shooting that occurred late last month was justified.  It resulted in the death of a 40 year old man.

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In a city that is 86% white, racial bias by police officers is a concern. But the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission found that the Eugene Police Department does not conduct more traffic or pedestrian stops for people of color.

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Eugene Police participated in Operation Clear Track on Tuesday. This is a nation-wide effort to increase railroad safety.


Brian Bull

While crime isn’t up in Eugene, awareness in some neighborhoods has grown. Home and car break-ins are frequently shared in apps like “nextdoor” and neighborhood Facebook groups. 

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The Oregon Country Fair is this weekend in Veneta and Lane county sheriff’s office is mobilizing their traffic control to deal with the massive expected crowds.

With Fourth of July this week, some people may be wondering what's is legal to light up.

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Record-breaking crowds are coming to Autzen Stadium this weekend for the Garth Brooks concert.

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Eugene City Council heard public comment last night about a proposed ordinance revision that would allow property owners to remove people for trespassing in the planter spaces between the curb and the sidewalk.


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 The City of Eugene is considering a payroll tax to help fund publicsafety.  The proposal aims to raise more than $23 million dollars to bolster the city police’sability to prevent and respond to crime.

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A clash between Trump supporters and counter-protesters shut down Harlow Road in Eugene Sunday afternoon. 

UPDATE: Eugene Police have released the identity of the victim of the shooting early Saturday morning behind Taylor's Bar and Grill in Eugene. He has been identified as Alex Oyombe Gradin, age 21, of Eugene and a student at Lane Community College.

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The Eugene City Council will consider a proposed payroll tax to fund expanded public safety. The tax would be paid by employers and employees and generate an estimated $22.8 million a year.

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Sunday evening, several community members held signs in a demonstration of mourning for a person shot and killed by Eugene Police at Cascade Middle School last Friday.  Another group of people stood in solidarity for the actions of the EPD.

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The person shot and killed by Eugene Police outside Cascade Middle School Friday morning has been identified. 

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A custodial dispute turned deadly at the Cascade Middle School Friday morning in Eugene. The school was put on lockout as a safety measure.

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The 17-year-old suspect in Tuesday’s shooting on Bailey Lane has been charged as an adult, and identified.

Lane County Circuit Court papers say Mason Everett Wood faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Eugene residents have until midnight tonight to share their thoughts on how safe they feel for a citywide online survey.

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With temperatures in the mid-90s this weekend, Eugene police are urging people not to leave their pets in vehicles. As of Thursday afternoon, they were out on their 5th call about a dog that was left in a hot car. 

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The family of a veteran killed by Eugene Police argued for changes in policing at a press conference Thursday in front of the Lane County Courthouse. 

The Babb family is drawing attention to police tactics and violence, and is hoping to build support around Brian Babb’s shooting.

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