LISTEN IN: Unpacking fatal Salem police shooting of teen, Michael Wolfe’s life sentence

TODAY’S BROADCAST:  A Marion County grand jury on July 22 unanimously found three Salem police officers were justified in shooting and killing 16-year-old Robert Brown the previous week after trying to arrest him. Reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian talks about the Marion County District Attorney’s Office’s account of the attempted arrest and[Read More…]

Salem police will have body cameras by summer, publish more crime data and policies

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem Police Department leaders are going to supply officers with body-worn cameras, want to track data on the department’s crime response and crashes, and offer more thorough training dedicated to building trust, use of force and de-escalation. That’s according to the department’s three-year strategic plan, released this[Read More…]

Review found details lacking in Salem police reports for suicide calls; crisis response program most effective

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) An outside assessment of Salem police’s response to suicide calls from 2015-2019 found some city police reports lacked detail about officers’ actions and the outcomes. In comparison, reports were thorough when written by Marion County’s Mobile Crisis Response Team, comprised of an officer and a qualified mental[Read More…]


Salem Police Chief Moore retiring

Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore (Courtesy/City of Salem) Salem Police Department’s top officer will begin winding down his four-decade career. Chief Jerry Moore announced Thursday he plans to retire Nov. 30, according to a press release from the city of Salem. He will continue to serve as police chief on[Read More…]