The Oregonian reported today that the new TriMet buses are equipped with on-board microphones.  According to TriMet spokesperson Mary Fetsch, audio recording came standard on all 55 of the new 3000 series buses.  The audio recording system will complement the six video cameras on the new buses.  While older TriMet buses had the ability to…

In 2015, I took on the representation of an officer who was injured on the job when she was struck by an uninsured drunk driver. Officer Allison Renander was knocked unconscious when Gary Clark’s Dodge Ram smashed into the back of her patrol car. Her patrol car rolled onto the sidewalk some 50 feet away,…

Yesterday, in State v. Jimenez, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that police officers in the State of Oregon cannot ask people they lawfully detain if they have any weapons on them without some independent reason for doing so. The Court specifically rejected the fact the State Legislature implicitly recognized in both ORS 131.615 and ORS 810.410…