The hearing will be held by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and will address the county's draft of a new policy re: the use of deadly force. According to the O, the new policy was drafted "to satisfy a 2007 state law aiming to bring uniformity and fairness to the processes following a police shooting."
The hearing begins at 5:30 pm Wednesday in Courtroom 5 of the Clackamas County Courthouse, 807 Main Str., Oregon City.
Draft copies of the plan will be available at the hearing and afterward at: www.clackamas.us/sheriff. A two week public commenting period follows.
Police use of deadly force accounted for 40% of the homicides in Clackamas County in 2005, the year Fouad Kaady was gunned down so cruelly and needlessly. Since June of last year, Clackamas Co. deputies have been involved in 3 lethal force cases. To my knowledge, every officer involved in a lethal force case in Clackamas County has been cleared of wrong doing by secret grand juries.
I urge anyone who can make it, to attend the hearing tomorrow. If you can't do that, please take the time to download the proposed plan and offer your comment. This is one of our chances to speak out. Let them hear us roar!