Eugene, OR - The controversial case in which a non-English speaking University of Oregon student was tasered by a Eugene Police officer will remain closed for good. In September, an officer used a taser on a college student mistaken for a trespasser in the student's [very own] home. The City Attorney found the Civilian Review Board does not have the authority to force the Police Chief Pete Kerns to re-open the alleged misconduct case... [LINK]
In general, City Attorneys and similar are far too friendly with their local police. It's typically one of the many impenetrable lines of defense surrounding police and protecting them (sic) from anything resembling true accountability.
It's a form of evil that is actually very serious and works against the greater good of society.
In an ideal world - cases like this would result in the Feds stepping in and investigating to make sure that everything is on the level. And if they happened to discover that a local City Attorney was working to pervert the course of justice, then they'd prosecute him.. ...too.
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