|UPDATE to officer-involved shooting|
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
|Published on Friday January 8, 2021 - 4:33 AM|
Domestic violence calls are among the most dangerous calls a law enforcement officer can respond to. In Oregon, more than 37% of women and 33% of men experience intimate partner physical violence in their lifetimes, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Nationally, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. If you need emergency help, call the Washington County Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC) 24-hour CRISIS HOTLINE at 503-469-8620. If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
The Washington County Major Crimes Team (MCT) is a multiagency investigative team led by the Washington County District Attorney's Office and is activated for critical incidents, such as homicides and officer involved shootings. In the case of an officer involved shooting, the MCT will lead the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting and acts independently from the police agency that employs the involved officer(s). Upon a complete and independent investigation, the MCT determines whether there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against the involved officer(s).