Grand jury finds Salem officers justified in fatally shooting teen suspect

A Marion County grand jury on Thursday unanimously found three Salem police officers were justified in shooting and killing 16-year-old Robert Brown on July 13 after attempting to arrest him. A statement released Friday evening by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office said the officers fired a total of 20[Read More…]


Oregon inmates released early mirror recidivism of those serving full sentences

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) An initial assessment of 266 inmates released early from Oregon prisons during the pandemic showed they were no more likely to commit new crimes than those who serve their full sentences. The state Criminal Justice Commission said in a recent report that recidivism rates and patterns were[Read More…]

Grand jury rules Salem officer justified in shooting, killing man after fight with police

Items police recovered from Tayler Osborne’s Yukon after obtaining a search warrant following his death. (Courtesy/Marion County District Attorney’s Office) A Salem police officer shot and killed a man in northeast Salem earlier this month after he fought with officers and deployed one of their Tasers, according to a statement[Read More…]