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April 03, 2010
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No charges for Ore. cop who shot homeless man

There was not sufficient evidence to charge the officer involved


PORTLAND, Ore. — Friday afternoon the citizens selected for Multnomah County's month-long grand jury process reached their decision on charges against the police officer who shot and killed a homeless man near the Hoyt Arboretum.

After hearing from 28 witnesses, over the course of two days, the grand jury determined that sufficient evidence was not presented to charge Portland Police Officer Jason Walters with a crime in the death of Jack Dale Collins. The grand jury foreman also would have had to sign the indictment against Officer Walters.

The witnesses and evidence were presented by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, which obtained a court order to record the witness testimony during the grand jury process. A motion to publicly disclose the testimony is expected at the Multnomah County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 7.

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