An agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration charged in a fatal cyclist collision was expected to request that he be allowed to possess guns in early October. He was also granted a request to travel out of state while facing the criminal charge.
An agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration turned himself in to jail on Sept. 6, the same day he was charged with killing a Salem cyclist in March while he was on duty driving near downtown Salem.
Witnesses, including three agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and four Salem police officers, testified before the grand jury that charged a DEA agent Wednesday in the March death of cyclist Marganne Allen.
A federal agent was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a Salem cyclist. Public records and statements from local authorities establish the events between the fatal collision and the driver being indicted.
A Marion County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a federal agent for criminally negligent homicide in the March death of cyclist Marganne Allen. Samuel T. Landis, 38, works for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
Newly released records show spokespeople for Salem police kept in much closer contact with the DEA than previously disclosed in the days following its agent colliding with a cyclist. The Salem agency exchanged repeated phone calls with the driver’s federal employer while telling the public little after the March 28 fatal crash.
Salem police did not provide body camera video related to a March fatal bike collision until nearly three months later to outside investigators. Public records and statements from local authorities establish the events between the time the video was recorded and when that evidence was turned over to the Keizer police.
Salem police did not share body camera video with outside investigators related a fatal bike collision for nearly three months, an investigation by Salem Reporter has established. Police said at the time that the driver was a federal agent.
Salem officials refuse to explain why they tried to keep secret records about a March fatal collision after Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson found the documents contained nothing that would harm an investigation.
An investigation by Salem Reporter determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police identified the driver as a DEA agent and later handed their investigation over to the Keizer Police Department. Marganne Allen, 53, the cyclist, died after the collision.