Oregon Police’s Shooting Involved in Approximately 23 Murders in 2022

In 2022, 58 people were killed or injured in use-of-force events involving Oregon police, and 58 officers fired their weapons. (Police Division of Portland) According to the first use-of-force report for the state of Oregon, police officers murdered 23 individuals in 2022.

The Senate Judiciary Committee met on Wednesday(24 May 2023) to examine a summary of the report (which has not been made public). The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission study doesn’t address questions of whether or not police use of force was appropriate or in accordance with departmental guidelines.

A Facebook post regardingΒ  23 murders in 2022 from the Oregon Police shooting is available here.

Instead, it provides information about how many Oregon police agencies are complying with a 2021 state law that mandates the submission of statistics about police use-of-force incidents, as well as how often force is used and whether or not injuries or fatalities result.

The information is forwarded from the Oregon State Police to the FBI. There were 58 use-of-force events in Oregon in 2022, and 23 of those resulted in fatalities, according to the report.

In the other cases, either people were hurt or police officers opened fire. Both rural and urban regions were affected by the incidents.

There have been growing calls for greater openness and accountability surrounding police use of force in recent years. In 2020, after the police shooting murder of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, there was a nationwide discussion about race and policing.

According to the Associated Press, in 2022 the city of Portland paid $250,000 to end a federal lawsuit over the police department’s use of tear gas and other crowd control measures during the city’s protests in 2020.

Oregon Police's Shooting Involved in Approximately 23 Murders in 2022

After a man was shot and killed at a rest stop along Interstate 5 in southern Oregon in September 2022, law enforcement officers from Josephine County and the Oregon State Police were exonerated. According to news accounts, the individual in question shot a woman and then fired at police.

There are many different types of circumstances that can include the use of force. Death, significant injury, or the use of a firearm are all possible outcomes. The investigation found that 90% of those involved rebelled in some way, whether by not complying with commands, making threats, using a firearm, or fleeing.

Sixty-four percent of the occurrences involved police officers responding to illegal or suspicious activities, and the bulk of those engaged were white men. In the other incidents, the responding officers were engaged in law enforcement activities such as traffic stops, warrant service, or other types of calls.

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There were 96 police officers involved, and 7 of them were hurt. Almost all Oregon law enforcement agencies (92%) have filed the required reports. A total of 137 police departments. All big organizations with more than 100 officers participated by providing data.

Legislators were told by Kelly Officer, director of research for the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, that the commission was unaware of any uses of force that went unreported.

The state is making an effort to get the dozen or so non-compliant agencies to start providing data.

Chairman of the committee and Eugene Democrat Floyd Prozanski expressed satisfaction with the first year’s level of compliance and recommended that agencies not following the law be singled out in subsequent reports.

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Anya K.

Anya is a passionate news writer who has been covering local and national stories for Focushillsboro.com for the past five years. With a sharp eye for detail and a dedication to accuracy, Anya brings a fresh perspective to each article she writes, whether it's a breaking news story or an in-depth feature.Anya's love of journalism began at a young age, when she would devour newspapers and magazines, fascinated by the power of words to inform and inspire. She went on to study journalism in college, where she honed her skills as a writer and reporter, and discovered a talent for investigative journalism.

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