Portland police justified in wounding man
Monday, April 9, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by four Portland police officers who shot and wounded a man as they searched for a vehicle linked to a robbery.
In addition to that finding, the Multnomah County grand jury has indicted the wounded man, 31-year-old Jonah Potter, on two counts of second-degree robbery in a market holdup and four counts of menacing in connection with his actions before he was shot on March 26. He remains hospitalized with multiple wounds.
Police say Potter was shot when he got out of a car carrying what looked like a large black handgun. It turned out to be a Daisy air pistol.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/KZJmAr ) the Potter shooting was the third police-involved shooting this year in Portland.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com