Community Talks Biased-Based Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — The community came together Thursday night to talk about a biased-based policing pilot that goes into effect in January. In light of the outrage over the shooting and killing of an 18 year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri community leaders say it’s only fitting Eugene is having a discussion about biased-based … Continue reading »

Prohibiting Police Profiling

EUGENE, Ore. — Overnight chaos escalated on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. The city continues to be the scene of nightly protests after the death of a teenager, Michael Brown. The unarmed 18-year-old was killed by police during a confrontation Saturday, and the arrests of protestors and several journalists is only fueling the fiery protests. … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Fight Racial Profiling

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are moving full speed ahead on a policy to collect demographic data during traffic stops. “It has been a concern for us for a long time,” said Pete Kerns, Eugene Police Department chief. Kerns says bias-based policing–the act of detaining people based on their age and appearance–isn’t just wrong from … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »