January 19 2018
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has released reports from the officer involved shooting investigation, which occurred on January 26th, 2016 in Harney County. We were assisted with the investigation by other member agencies of the Central Oregon Tri-County Major Incident Team.
The 360 pages include only those reports that have been authorized for release and do not contain all reports, records, or documentation related to this investigation. We are releasing these reports in an effort to be transparent and provide the public with information currently available.
As was stated during the press conference, there are on-going federal and state investigations and reports that are pertinent to those investigations will not be released. Information that is subject to the on-going investigations or offers identifying information to officers (which has not been authorized for release at this time) has been redacted from these reports.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is continuing our investigation into elements of the incident and wish to thank the pubic for their patience and understanding in this complex endeavor. Ultimately our entire investigation will be subject to legal review and the rule of law.