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 »

Interview: Cyber Attack Protection

EUGENE, Ore. — The state wants to increase its cyber security, as more and more  important information has been stolen from ordinary citizens. Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more about the latest technology used for cyber attacks.

Eugene Police Investigate Hit and Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are still looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian Friday night and drove away. A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries following the crash. It happened on Garfield Street near 9th Place. The street was open Saturday, after police spent hours Friday night investigating the hit-and-run crash. … Continue reading »

Tiny Cameras Assist Police

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve all seen them before, dramatic clips from police car dash cams. Now departments all over the country are using “body cams,” tiny devices that clip onto officers’ uniforms. “I would come up, I would flip this shutter down. Right now, I’m recording,” said Sgt. Larry Crompton, Eugene Police Department. Sgt. Crompton … Continue reading »

Princess for a Day Event

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department is asking for the public’s help for an upcoming event. EPD is helping to organize the Princess for a Day event. Police say it’s a way to help empower girls who are vulnerable in society. “It’s nice once in a while to just feel like somebody out there … Continue reading »

EPD Searching for Bank Robber

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery at the US Bank, 99 East 17th Ave, Monday. Police say the robbery occurred at around 11:33 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, 5’9” tall, medium build, light blonde hair and was last seen … Continue reading »

Interview: Crime Trends and Technology

EUGENE, Ore. — With national laws changing surrounding gun control, marijuana and more, police officers are being faced with new tasks. Eugene officials are finding different ways to combat crime, with technology never used before. Chief of Police Pete Kerns with E.P.D. joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Possible Kidnapping

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are investigating a reported kidnapping Wednesday night in Eugene. Officers said a witness saw a woman get pulled into a sedan just before 8 p.m., at the O-Bar and Grill on Commons Drive. The car is described as an older four-door, dark colored sedan. The witness told police is was traveling … Continue reading »

Police Continue Death Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police remain tight lipped while investigating a death in the West Eugene area. Officers say the first call came in just after 5 p.m. on Monday of a suspicious death west of Beltline Highway and just north of Barger. Neighbors tell KEZI 9 News that at least four police cars surrounded … Continue reading »

Police Ready for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement officials say New Year’s Eve is a busy time for them, so the Oregon State Police say they’re making sure they’ll have a presence Tuesday night. OSP says last year nearly 40 percent of DUII arrests happened on January 1st. But officers won’t just be on the lookout for drunk … Continue reading »

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