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More officers and youth intervention programs were among some of the needs discussed at a Eugene City Council work session on Oct. 11. The meeting focused on the Community Safety Initiative.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

An alarming surge of fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl or meth has Oregon law enforcement on high alert. 

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

Officials have announced the largest methamphetamine bust in Oregon state history. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Eugene Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit arrested a suspect Tuesday for a bias crime and assault that left the victim with a severe stab wound.

Photo provided by Ardeshir Tabrizian.

The following is a longer excerpt from an itnerview between KLCC's Brian Bull and Eugene Weekly reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian on his recent investigative piece, "A Hidden Death" detailing the chain of events leading to a Eugene man's fatal detainment by area authorities in late March 2020. 

Provided by Ardeshir Tabrizian

A Eugene man died while in custody of local law enforcement last year. In the Eugene Weekly article, “A Hidden Death”, reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian shares the story of Landon Payne, who was suffering a mental health crisis when police were called in on the night of March 27th, 2020.  KLCC’s Brian Bull spoke to Tabrizian, and asked him to share what he learned of Payne prior to the incident.

Jen Wright / KLCC

Monday evening the Eugene City Council held a public forum for feedback on proposed changes to policies and practices in the Eugene Police Department. 

KLCC

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

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugene’s mobile crisis service, CAHOOTS, has been celebrated as a model alternative to policing. But the organization says it needs more funds from the City of Eugene.

Screenshot from EPD video

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner reacted to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial Tuesday.

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

Brian Bull / KLCC

Local reactions to anti-Asian violence in the headlines includes the Eugene Police Department and community activists.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Eugene Civil Liberties Defense Center filed an amended federal lawsuit against the city of Eugene and its police department this week. The filing names several officers whom they claim violated the rights of individuals during last year’s May 31st protest.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner will retire at the end of January. Gissiner has served in the position for 12 years.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

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.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

 

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.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Eugene Police Department is investigating two crashes that left two people dead just 12 hours apart on New Year’s Day in Eugene.

The first involved a single vehicle that crashed into a crosswalk pole at 7:19 a.m. Friday on Hwy. 99N and Fairfield Ave. The passenger, a 41-year-old man, died and the driver, a 49-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. EPD says the vehicle was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed, and the case is still under investigation.

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 Eugene Police Department is working to ensure people can safely exercise their right to vote in this year’s election.

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.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A new mural in downtown Eugene is upsetting people, including the ex-wife of an activist shot and killed by police last year. 

Jeff Blonde, EPD

Eugene is a bike friendly city and thieves know it. To keep bicycle thieves at bay, law enforcement relies on bike owners to practice theft prevention tactics.

Eugene Police

Eugene police made several arrests Wednesday in connection with a protest that turned violent on May 29th near downtown.  

Program date: July 31, 2020

Air date: August 3, 2020

From the City Club of Eugene:

The death of George Floyd on May 25 set off a series of protests across the United States and around the world, prompting greater public attention to excessive use of police force, as well as concerns about police oversight and accountability. Several other deaths, primarily of Black Americans, including Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, have compounded and magnified calls for defunding or abolishing the police, in addition to other strategies for police reform.

Weeks after the Eugene Police Department declared a riot on May 29, the department declared one again last Saturday, July 25. Demonstrators in Eugene gathered to stand in solidarity with Portland protesters in opposition of the Federal Department of Homeland Security and against police brutality. 

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.

Program Date: July 24, 2020

Air Date: July 27, 2020

From The City Club of Eugene:

The death of George Floyd on May 25 set off a series of protests across the United States and around the world, prompting greater public attention to excessive use of police force, as well as concerns about police oversight and accountability. Several other deaths, primarily of Black Americans, including Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, have compounded and magnified calls for defunding or abolishing the police, in addition to other strategies for police reform.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

Roughly 100 Black Unity supporters met for a protest Wednesday night outside of the Springfield Public Library. But plans changed when the group had an open dialogue with dozens of counter protesters who also showed up. 

Eugene Police Department

A reporter for the Eugene Weekly is suing the City of Eugene, members of the Eugene Police Department and the city manager.

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