Clifford Eiffler-Rodriguez alleges in a federal lawsuit that Salem police officers shot him at close range with pepper balls and “less than lethal” launchers.
City planned to break silence on police official’s departure, doubled back after legal threat
Emails released under orders from Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson show Salem city officials had intended in the fall to release records about the misconduct allegations against Steve Bellshaw.
Snow, slippery roads expected in Salem starting Monday night
The National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory will be in place from 10 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Tuesday.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Raises for Police on Salem City Council agenda
During its Monday, Feb. 13 meeting, the council will vote on its 2023 policy agenda, consider raises for the police department staff, and vote on whether to reallocate $1.1 million in federal housing funding.
Salem police will start recording Monday with body cameras
The Salem Police Department will require that all patrol officers and detectives working in the field have body-worn cameras, to the tune of $400,000 a year.
DA releases harrowing account of robbery, pursuit and a fatal police shooting in south Salem
A man described by relatives as mentally ill went on a rampage in south Salem in January, ultimately firing at police as a school bus and Cherriots bus idled nearby. A grand jury ruled Salem police were justified in killing Michael J. Compton.
UPDATE: Police find teen reported missing
Salem police said early Thursday evening that officers had found a woman who was previously reported missing.
Overtime firefighters continue to fill in for Falck
The Salem Fire Department will continue to operate an ambulance until Falck can hire enough staff to meet emergency demand in the city. The cost will be covered through patient fees, according to the budget.
City to describe major parking reforms in forum for the community
The city is considering getting rid of its parking mandates, which dictate the number of parking spaces that must go with new buildings. The city’s open house to provide information on the topic will start at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
State revokes former deputy’s certification over dishonesty, misconduct
Then-Deputy Jerry Wollenschlaeger was charged in 2019 for $12 in play left on a lottery machine by a patron who had stepped away, according to the state’s police licensing agency. A judge dropped the charge following a $1,500 civil compromise.