The Clatsop County District Attorney's Office is releasing reports and video from the officer involved shooting surrounding the February murder of Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding.
Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis will release these items beginning on April 21, 2016 at 8:45AM as requested. Due to the volume of information (500 pages of reports and 33 seconds of video), the information is being placed on DVD and will be available for pick up at the district attorney's office or through the mail.
District Attorney Marquis advised not all documents will be available to public disclosure, but the vast majority will be, including a major portion of the body video of one of the officers involved.
On February 5, 2016 Sergeant Jason Goodding and Officer David Davidson contacted Phillip Ferry and attempted to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. During the contact, Ferry resisted arrest and was able to fire one shot from a concealed firearm which struck Sergeant Goodding who died from his injuries. Officer Davidson returned fired striking Ferry, who later died from his injuries.
Under Senate Bill 111 Officer Involved Shooting protocols, a multi-agency crime team was activated with OSP as the lead investigating agency. The investigation was turned over to District Attorney Joshua Marquis who determined that Officer Davidson's use of deadly force on Ferry was justified.
Since media will need to pick up the report and video from the DA's office (e-mail is not possible) please e-mail or call the DA's office ASAP and advise if you need a copy and when someone from your organization will be at the DA's office to get it. Someone will be available over the noon hour at the DA's office.