EPD Hosts Forum to Discuss Bias Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Commission held a public forum Thursday night to get input on its anti-bias policing policy. The Eugene Police Department drafted the policy in October. It instructs officers not to use race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other protected class as a reason to make a traffic stop or detain … Continue reading »

Police Identify Burglary Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Some quick thinking from two Eugene homeowners helped the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Eugene Police Department catch a burglary suspect in the River Road area. Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Mark Turczynski. Police said it all started when two people came home to a burglar inside their house. The … Continue reading »

EPD Tickets 140 Drivers

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department handed out 140 tickets during its traffic enforcement Tuesday. ¬†Throughout the day motorcycle officers pulled over more than 160 people, but let some off with just a warning. Of the 140 citations police ticketed 75 people for speeding, 11 people for using their cellphones, 24 people for driving … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Complaints Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Complaints against the Eugene Police Department are on the rise. The Eugene police auditor is tasked with taking these complaints. “Eugene has a population that is very vigorous about speaking about their government,” said Mark Gissiner, Eugene Police Auditor. Gissiner says his office has been busy this year. “The allegations that we’ve … Continue reading »

Two Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two men were taken into custody for disorderly conduct after a young woman reported them for harassing her at work. Springfield Police officers took over The Sizzler parking lot on Gateway Friday morning just before 10:30 a.m. They spent more than an hour questioning three men about the incident and going through … Continue reading »

Officials to Discuss Bias-Based Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — Bias-based policing and racial profiling is an issue police departments all over the country face. In the history of the Eugene Police Department, when it comes to bias-based policing or racial profiling, there has never been a policy that guides officers and their interactions with the community. The Eugene Police Commission will … Continue reading »

Students and Neighbors React to Arrest

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is in jail Friday after turning himself in to police for sexually abusing a minor. Timothy Schley was arraigned earlier Friday for sexual abuse of a minor. Schley, an athletic trainer at Willamette High School, turned himself in to Eugene police yesterday. Willamette High School students say most of them … Continue reading »

Police Still Searching for Eugene Man

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is still searching for a man accused of attacking his girlfriend. Police said Brandon Hamner assaulted his girlfriend at an apartment on Bailey Hill Road and then took off. They’ve been searching for him since Monday morning. Anyone with information should call the Eugene Police Department.

Police, Dispatchers Launch New System

EUGENE, Ore. — A new system for local police and dispatchers has officially launched, and project leaders say it’s helping make the public safer. Eugene and Springfield police and fire personnel are breaking ground for the state. They’re the first agencies in Oregon to use the SunGard Records and Dispatch System. “The push is to … Continue reading »

Police Busy on New Year’s Eve

EUGENE, Ore. — With people ringing in the New Year, police officers hit the streets to find drunk drivers. Both in Eugene and Springfield, each and every officer working had their hands full. “When you get to the point where you’re restricting officer response to only the highest priority calls and are reallocating resources that … Continue reading »

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