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King County prosecutor said the decision to charge Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson with the murder of Jesse Sarey is the result of Initiative 940.

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Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt 

New Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt makes the case for dismissing low-level offenses 

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Anita Khandelwal, King County Public Defense Director 

Innovative program seeks to fundamentally reshape the Seattle misdemeanor pretrial legal system while protecting the community through harm reduction strategies.

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A man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after being beaten and kicked by protesters after crashing a truck Sunday night

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Portland Police Bureau declared the demonstration of a couple hundred people an unlawful assembly Friday night, saying people were throwing fireworks, golf balls and chunks of concrete at officers. Crowd control munitions but no CS tear gas was used to disperse the crowd

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Jason Washington 

In June 2018, two campus officers fatally shot Jason Washington, a Navy veteran, while he was trying to break up a fight outside a bar off-campus.

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Six groups receive grants to focus on restorative justice, closing income gap. 

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(photo by Bernie Foster) 

View a slideshow of recent photos taken by The Skanner downtown Portland.

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In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Demetria Hester reacts to verdicts of guilty on all twelve counts at the Jeremy Christian trial in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File) 

At least several hundred people who have been arrested in the past few months will not face criminal prosecution.

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Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, listens to House Speaker Tina Kopek, D-Portland, speak in a committee meeting during a special session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Brian Hayes/Statesman Journal via AP) 

Sen. James Manning, D-Eugene, says choke holds are "a tool to take a life."

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