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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 2018 Legislative Agenda - 01/19/18

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) is pleased to issue its 2018 Legislative Agenda, for the pending federal and state legislative sessions, commonly recognized as a first step to engaging session. You may access the Agenda on our website at https://www.mcso.us/site/pdf/MCSO_2018_Legislative_Agenda.pdf

"I am looking forward to working with our federal delegation and state legislators over the course of this legislative year. Public safety is a historic corner stone of session; I hope to serve as a resource and further thoughtful conversation as legislative measures about law enforcement and corrections are vetted," said Sheriff Michael Reese.

Legislative agenda's identify core values and assess an organization's role and needs in the intergovernmental arena. Legislative agenda's help organizations announce priorities despite dynamics unique to session:

*Roughly 500 registered interest groups lobby 90 legislators and the Governor, each session
*During Oregon's last short session in 2016, approximately 280 measures were introduced, not including amendments, resolutions, or memorials, resulting in about 120 new laws
*Of the estimated 280 measures introduced, almost 50 measures had demonstrable impacts on public safety
*Of the 120 new laws, nearly 35 laws were either directly or indirectly applicable to law enforcement, corrections, or business service operations of our agency

Prioritized issues are based upon criteria that touch upon intergovernmental responsibilities for property, programming, or monies, gaps in the law, public interest and more. Priorities for MCSO encompass procedural justice, gun violence reduction, and preserving key public safety funding.

"The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to advocating for policies that will strengthen community safety, making Multnomah County a better and more just place for all who live here. Our Legislative Agenda prioritizes challenging areas of public safety and attempts to give a voice to vulnerable populations in the County," stated Sheriff Reese.

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted a County-wide Legislative Agenda earlier this month. The Oregon State Legislative session convenes February 5, 2018.

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Crash East of Corbett Exit causes semi-truck to partially go into the Columbia River - 01/15/18

*****UPDATE*****

Oregon State Police is on scene and handling the crash investigation.

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On 01-15-18 at approximately 5:18pm a crash occurred on I84 WB east of the Corbett exit. The crash caused a semi-truck to go through the guardrail, down an embankment and partially enter the water. The driver was helped from the vehicle by a passerby and is being checked by medical personnel on scene. The crash is under investigation and no other details are available at this time.

Policy Review
Policy Review
MCSO seeks public feedback about policy and procedure (Photo) - 01/12/18

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office recognizes and takes seriously its affirmative responsibility to engage community stakeholders about service delivery; one form of engagement the Office undertakes is to seek public feedback about proposed policy and procedure(s) through a Stakeholder Review period.

The Sheriff's Office is currently in the process of reviewing the following draft(s):
Policy XXX.XX, Corrections Grand Jury
Policy XXX.XX, Discrimination and Harassment-Free Workplace
Policy XXX.XX, Planning and Research Unit

The Stakeholder Review period is open for all members of the public to submit comments or proposals relevant to the content of the draft, which will be posted for the next thirty (30) days. To comment, please go to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office website, accessible here: https://www.mcso.us/site/policy_review.php

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office thanks you in advance for taking the time to review its drafts and express your views; the Office will take individual comments into collective consideration as it finalizes a policy and procedure.

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Attached Media Files: Policy Review
MCSO Deputies searching for a wanted suspect in Fairview **Update #3** - 12/28/17

**Update**

The suspect is identified as Joshua D. Weber, 22, of Yakima Washington.

This is still an on-going investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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**Update**


During the house to house search SWAT team members located the suspect inside a home in the area of 6th and Lincoln Street in Fairview. The house was surrounded and Crisis Negotiation Team members responded and began communicating with the suspect. During the negotiations a single gunshot was heard from inside the house. The suspect was still communicating with negotiators and entry was made into the room where the suspect was located. The suspect was immediately treated by waiting medical personnel. He was transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. His current medical condition is unknown. No officers were injured during the incident. Detectives are processing the scene and further information will be available at a later time.

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At approximately 11:20am MCSO Deputies were assisting US Marshall's looking for a suspect involved in a shooting from Washington State. The suspect was believed to be in the area of Motel 6 in Troutdale. The suspect was seen fleeing the area in a vehicle. A pursuit ensued and the suspect crashed their vehicle in the area of NE Halsey and 217th in Fairview. The suspect then fled on foot. Deputies have locked down an area of NE Halsey from 207th to 223rd. This is an active tactical incident, citizens are advised to avoid the area. Additional information will be released when it is available.

Media staging area is in the south side of the Wood Village Lowe's parking lot.

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MCSO responds to a injury crash at Eastbound I-84 and NE 223rd in Fairview - 12/25/17

At 5:31pm Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies responded to EB I-84 at NE 223rd for a vehicle that lost control and rolled on its side. Good Samaritans had stopped to assist the driver of the vehicle when a second vehicle lost control on the slick roadway and crashed into the first vehicle. One good Samaritan received minor injuries during the second crash.

Drivers are urged to remain cautious while driving on East County roadways in the winter weather.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 2017 Corrections Grand Jury Report - 12/21/17

Multnomah County, OR -- The Multnomah County Grand Jury has issued its annual Corrections Grand Jury Report. Oregon Revised Statute requires a yearly review and assessment of the conditions and management of every correctional facility within Oregon. Within Multnomah County, four facilities were included; two of which, the Multnomah County Detention Center, and the Inverness Jail, are managed by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO).

The Corrections Grand Jury, convened by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, consisted of seven jurors who spent several weeks inspecting facilities and taking testimony from staff and members of the public regarding the operation of jail facilities. Following deliberation, a detailed report containing their observations and recommendations was released. Sheriff Reese said, "I appreciate the many hours members of the Grand Jury gave of their personal time and I thank each of them for their commitment to improving jail operations in Multnomah County."

The 2017 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury Report is available for viewing at https://www.mcso.us/site/pdf/grand_jury_2017.pdf

Sheriff Reese's response to the Report can be found at https://www.mcso.us/site/pdf/2017_sheriff_response_to_grand_jury_report.pdf


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Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies investigating a Robbery at Troutdale Shari's Restaurant - 12/21/17

At 0307 this morning deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Troutdale Shari's on NW Frontage Road. A subject had entered the restaurant wearing a motorcycle helmet. He told the employee he had a gun and demanded cash from the register. He then fled in an unknown direction. Responding deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the subject.

The subject was described a white male, 5'10', stocky build, wearing a black motorcycle jacket and helmet.

Anyone with information regarding this case are encouraged to call the MCSO Tip Line at 503-988-0560.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies investigating a Robbery at Troutdale Shari's Restaurant - 12/21/17

At 0307 this morning deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Troutdale Shari's on NW Frontage Road. A subject had entered the restaurant wearing a motorcycle helmet. He told the employee he had a gun and demanded cash from the register. He then fled in an unknown direction. Responding deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the subject.

The subject was described a white male, 5'10', stocky build, wearing a black motorcycle jacket and helmet.

Anyone with information regarding this case are encouraged to call the MCSO Tip Line at 503-988-0560.