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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Crash - 11/19/19

Today, November 19th, at approximately 8:15 a.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Fire Department, Oregon State Police and AMR responded to the report of a deadly crash involving a two vehicles on I-84 eastbound at Exit 16 in Wood Village.

Preliminary investigation suggests a dump truck was parked on the shoulder of the freeway. The driver of the dump truck was outside the vehicle when another car struck the truck driver. After colliding with the dump truck, that vehicle rolled over.

The dump truck driver died at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The East County Vehicular Crimes Team, consisting of MCSO deputies, Gresham police officers and members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, responded to conduct the crash investigation. East I-84 at Exit 16 is expected to be closed for several hours.

The investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this time.

Multnomah County Detention Center passes Oregon Jail Standards Inspection - 11/12/19

On October 23, 2019 a team of Oregon Jail Standards (OJS) inspectors conducted their biennial inspection of the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC). This inspection reviews the jails policy and procedures to ensure the jail is adhering to legal requirements and sound correctional practices.

MCDC operations were determined to be in full compliance with applicable OJS standards. MCDC is the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office maximum-security jail facility and serves as the admission and release facility for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. This is the second consecutive inspection the operations were determined to be fully compliant with OJS standards.

The OJS inspection team includes corrections professionals drawn from county sheriff’s offices around the state of Oregon who are certified jail inspectors. The inspectors, certified by the Oregon Jail Command Council, routinely inspect participating jails once every two years for compliance with OJS standards

The inspection includes a comprehensive review of the jail’s processes and operations. Every aspect of the jail is reviewed. This includes inmate programs, sanitation, inmate services, mental health programs, inmate management, admission and release, security and control, and jail administration.

The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association jail standards are a set of voluntary best practices for Oregon jails developed by Oregon Sheriffs to raise the bar for Oregon jails and create consistency in the operations of all county jails. These standards are continuously updated to stay current with the latest issues in corrections, reduce agency liability and ensure adults in custody are being treated appropriately.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Investigating a pedestrian vs. train death in Troutdale - 11/04/19

On Saturday, November 2nd, at approximately 5:50 PM the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Union Pacific Police, and AMR responded to a call of a pedestrian being fatally struck by a Union Pacific train in Troutdale Or., near the Historic Columbia River Hwy.

The Vehicular Crimes Team responded to the scene and conducted a crash investigation.

Due to the deceased being 17yrs old and the family’s request, we are not releasing the person’s name.

Union Pacific and MCSO would ask all to stay off the railroad tracks and only cross in public crossing areas.

This is an open investigation; therefore, there are no further details available at this time.