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Story by Sandra Blodget - The Oregon Herald
Published on Wednesday October 21, 2020 - 4:25 PM
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PORTLAND, Oregon - A former Portland Police officer has been indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury

Scott Groshong now was charged with a misdemeanor accusing him of driving into a vandalism suspect who was apparently running from a local store.

Mr. Groshong retired from the Portland police department in August 2020, after 27 years with the Portland Police Bureau.

On June 25, 2020, Portland Police Detectives were advised of a potential crime involving officer Groshong when he was employed by the Portland Police Bureau. A criminal investigation began by order of the Portland police chief.

The Marion County District Attorney's office took over the case and transferred the casen to the Salem Police Department. The Marion County District Attorney's Office presented the case to a Multnomah County Grand Jury, which is the county where the criminal activity allegedly took place, and the Grand Jury indicted Mr. Groshong.

"As policing professionals, we have a responsibility to ourselves, to each other, and to our community to adhere to the oath we swore as public servants. We have to hold each other accountable to the high standards of our profession and the expectations of the community," said Acting Chief Chris Davis. "It is important that we refrain from passing judgment as the process continues. People are innocent until proven guilty in court. It is important to know our process of police accountability is working and is proceeding as it was intended."