Grand jury justifies Portland police shooting



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing by Portland police who shot a man to death Jan. 25 at a downtown Portland parking garage.

The Oregonian reports ( the grand jury issued its ruling Wednesday afternoon after hearing three days of testimony about the shooting of 21-year-old Brad Lee Morgan.

Two officers fired shots at Morgan after responding to a 911 call. Morgan had told a dispatcher he had committed a robbery at knifepoint, and that he possibly had a gun and was going to jump off the top of the garage.

Police had called negotiators and mental health crisis workers, but before they arrived officers say Morgan pulled out what appeared to be a handgun. Both officers fired.


Information from: The Oregonian,