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Addressing equity concerns in the enforcement of Gov. Brown's Executive Order - 03/26/20

At the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, we believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. Our values as a law enforcement agency align with the values of the community we serve. Public trust and accountability in law enforcement are vital to a safe and inclusive community. As public safety professionals and representatives of the communities we serve, it’s important that we understand the impact that racially motivated policing has on communities of color and marginalized populations. We have no tolerance for disparate treatment.

We want to be clear, enforcing Gov. Kate Brown’s “Stay at Home” order is not an exception to the rule. Our deputies have received direction and guidance to ensure everyone is treated with fairness and respect. To provide additional clarity, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is offering guidance to frequently asked questions, which is also published on our website. If an individual feels they were mistreated or their rights were violated, they can make a complaint alleging misconduct by a MCSO member. The complaint can be from an individual wishing to remain anonymous or from a third party. Please follow the steps below.

  • MCSO maintains a Complaint Form on the agency website (www.mcso.us) located under the ‘Providing Feedback’ tab on the webpage titled FAQ. In accordance with MCSO’s Complaint Form, complaints should include contact information, an overview of the alleged incident and desire as to how the complaint should be resolved.
  • The Complaint Form may be delivered in the following ways, to include but not limited to:
    • In person with any member or at any MCSO facility. The member will forward the information, through channels, to the Internal Affairs Unit.
    • By faxing the Internal Affairs Unit (503-988-4324).
    • By electronic mail via iau@mcso.us.
    • By telephoning the Internal Affairs Unit (503-988-4557).
    • By mail to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. 

Every complaint received will be investigated by the Internal Affairs Unit, and the complainant will be informed of the investigation outcome. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office takes every complaint very seriously, as we strive to ensure police transparency, community safety and public trust.

*The FAQ document is currently being translated into several languages. When they are complete, the documents will be uploaded to Multnomah County's COVID-19 resource page

MCSO modifies operations amid COVID-19 health emergency - 03/18/20

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is taking proactive steps and implementing temporary measures to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and those we serve during this health emergency, and to preserve long-term viability of law enforcement and jail operations in the county.

Law Enforcement:

  • Law enforcement deputies have been given additional discretion to reduce the strain on the criminal justice system. When appropriate, deputies can elect to issue a citation requiring a person to appear in court at a later date. This does not apply to those arrested on more serious charges, such as domestic violence, sex crimes, and violent person crimes. 
  • Phone reporting is encouraged. When possible and appropriate, deputies may handle report taking with community members by phone.
  • The Troutdale Sheriff’s Operations Center (234 SW Kendall Ct.) remains open.
  • MCSO's processing of civil matters continues with the exception of evictions. All protective orders are being served.

Corrections:

  • MCSO opened an additional dorm at Multnomah County Inverness Jail Friday, March 13, to allow for better implementation of social distancing guidelines.
  • With input from Dr. Michael Seale of Multnomah County Corrections Health and former Tri-County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis, enhanced screening measures have been enacted when individuals arrive at jail. This process includes screening for specific symptoms related to COVID-19, travel history and contact history, as well as testing per Oregon Health Authority guidelines and enforcing social distancing.
  • All inmate programs have temporarily been canceled.
  • Sheriff's Office staff is conducting enhanced facility cleaning, a standard practice during cold and flu season.
  • Additional measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in jails may be needed, such as reducing the jail population through early release or release to pretrial supervision.

Jail Visitation:

  • Jail lobby access has been limited at both facilities as prevention efforts continue to implemented to mitigate risk to jail populations. Social visitation has been suspended until further notice at the facility and through the lobby kiosks. Professional and legal access will continue at this time.
  • Single transactions related to adult in custody services will still be available through the lobby. This includes use of the Touchpay kiosk for commissary and telephone account deposits.
  • Remote video visitation options and phone services remain available. MCSO is working with our communications provider to provide additional access for all of our adults in custody to communicate with family and friends. These are expected to be in place beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. Further details will be released once confirmed by the provider.
  • Court dates for individuals who have been sentenced to Turn Self In (TSI) have been postponed and report dates are being rescheduled.

Business Services:

  • Multnomah Building Sheriff’s Administrative Office (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 350) reception is closed. The public is encouraged to call the general business line, (503) 988-4300.
  • Penumbra Kelly Building (4735 E Burnside St.) is closed to the public. All business must be handled by phone, (503) 988-0517. Business related to Concealed Handgun Licenses is postponed until further notice.

We are committed to serving our entire county and will continue to work with our law enforcement and criminal justice partners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while protecting the health and safety of our community and meeting the needs of our criminal justice system. Each unit at MCSO is working, and we are responding to all calls for service. All investigations are continuing.

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Search warrant nets five arrests at Fairview drug home (Photo) - 03/10/20

On March 10th, the East Metro Special Weapons and Tactical team served an early morning search warrant at a Fairview home known for drug activity and other crimes. Tactical officers surrounded the residence in the 900 Block of NE Pacific Drive and made verbal warnings over loud-hailing devices prior to entering. Fourteen people were located inside the home.

Five individuals were arrested. The following are their names and charges:

  1. Kenneth Baker (42 years old) – felony warrant arrest
  2. Megan Holliday (23 years old) – warrant arrest
  3. Heather Shropshire (37 years old) – warrant arrest
  4. Nathaniel Entriken (34 years old) – warrant arrest
  5. Zachary Bender (25 years old) – warrant arrest

Nine other people were later released from the scene.

Detectives are conducting an investigating at the location for crimes relating to narcotics and identity theft. Additional charges may be filed, depending on the results of the investigation. Attached are their mugshots and a photo of a SWAT vehicle in front of the home. Sheriff Mike Reese, Law Enforcement Chief Deputy Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell and Special Investigations Unit Captain James Eriksen, who’s also Fairview’s Chief of Police, were on scene during this morning’s search warrant.

“This is the result of teamwork between neighbors, the City and law enforcement,” Sheriff Reese said. “We will continue our enforcement efforts and neighborhood outreach until this problem location is resolved.”

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Sheriff's Office investigating after overnight shooting in Fairview injures two (Photo) - 02/29/20

At 1:50 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a shooting in the 3500 Block of NE 214th Avenue in Fairview. Upon arrival, deputies found evidence of gunfire and established a crime scene. Deputies learned two people, an adult female and an adult male, were transported to a local hospital in private vehicles with gunshot wounds. Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive.

Detectives learned the shooting occurred outside a home where a birthday party was being held. The investigation is ongoing and no further information can be released at this time. Detectives do not believe there is a threat to the public.