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November 16, 2010
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1 officer fired, 3 suspended in man's shooting

The officer who fired the lethal shot said he thought the man was reaching for a weapon

By Jonathan J. Cooper
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon police officer has been fired and three others suspended after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a standoff with a white officer.

Portland police announced the disciplinary actions on Tuesday, nearly 10 months after police shot 25-year-old Aaron Campbell in the back as he ran away from them.

Officer Ron Frashour, who fired the lethal shot, was terminated. He has said he thought Campbell was reaching for a weapon.

Another officer and two sergeants were suspended for two weeks without pay for unsatisfactory performance.

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A Multnomah County grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing but said police training, command and communication were inadequate.






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