Grand Jury Exonerates Portland Cop Who Used deadly force
Story by by Gordon Grearson - The Oregon Herald
Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence, a grand jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau that resulted in the death of 31-year-old Lane Christopher Martin.
The grand jury determined the use of deadly force by Portland Police Officer Gary Doran was a lawful act of self-defense and/or defense of a third person, pursuant to Oregon law.
This investigation started on July 30th, 2019 when officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau were dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon.
A copy of the information previously released in this case from the Portland Police Bureau can be obtained by clicking here.
The grand jurors who reviewed this case all reside in Multnomah County. Each grand juror was selected by Multnomah
County's Circuit Court from the regularly scheduled jury pool. This is a process set by the Oregon Constitution.
Like in the past, the grand jury proceedings in this case were recorded, in accordance to ORS 132.260.
Pursuant to ORS.132.270, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will file a motion and request that the court authorize the release of a grand jury transcript for public review.
It shall be up to the Multnomah County Circuit Court Presiding Judge to determine if the motion to release the transcript will be granted.
Pursuant to the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office has no additional comment on this matter.