Keaton Otis grand jury: no charges, no surprises

From the Willamette Week, May 28, 2010

A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal liability in the Portland police’s fatal shooting of Keaton Dupree Otis. The May 12 shooting death of the 25-year-old Otis during a traffic stop in the Lloyd District was the third fatal shooting by Portland police this year

There have been no criminal indictments in any of those shootings, which has been the case involving every grand jury in recent memory that’s looked at a fatal police shooting in Multnomah County. One recent difference has been the release of grand jury transcripts in the two fatal shootings this year.

A press release last night from the county district attorney’s office, which said 44 witnesses testified to the grand jury in the latest shooting, said a motion to disclose the transcripts of grand jury testimony in the Otis case will come before the court on June 3.

READ – Grand jury: No criminal liability in deadly police shooting of Otis,
READ – No criminal liability in deadly police shooting, grand jury decides,

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READ – Parents say son suffered from ‘mood disorder’,
READ – Group raises questions about latest police shooting,
READ – Latest shooting doesn’t change chief’s philosophy,
READ – Adams, new police chief discuss latest fatal shooting,
READ – Portland grand jury finds no criminal wrongdoing in police shooting of Keaton Otis on May 12, The Oregonian
READ – Grand Jury finds no criminal liability in Keaton Otis death,
READ – Police identify man shot by officers,
READ – Officer shot in the legs in Lloyd area traffic stop released from hospital,
READ – Otis family statement,
READ – Albina Ministerial Alliance to investigate Otis shooting,
READ – Grand jury clears police [in Keaton Otis shooting], Portland Observer
READ – Albina Ministerial Alliance reacts to Chasse settlement, new chief, police shooting, Portland Observer
READ – More details on last night’s police shooting [of Keaton Otis], Portland Observer
READ – Radio Dispatch for May 12, 2010 A, from the Portland Police Bureau
READ – Radio Dispatch for May 12, 2010 B
READ – Police cleared in Otis shooting death, Portland Tribune
READ – Chief Reacts To Jury’s Decision,

The shooting of Keaton Otis from pdx97217 on Vimeo.

PPB Press Conference on Keaton Otis Shooting, May 12 2010 from pdx97217 on Vimeo.