Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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27-year-old marshal died in a shootout March 10 after he and others arrived at a motel to arrest a fugitive Yesterday at 4:40 PM By Margaret Baker The Sun Herald MOSS POINT, Miss. — On slain deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells’ 20th birthday, he put his future wife on the spot. “I asked him, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’” …

Oregon Legislative Update: Officer Involved Deadly Force Incidents

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Two proposed bills that deal with officer involved deadly force incidents are currently pending before the Oregon Legislature. Both bills propose significant changes to Oregon law, including mandatory post-incident drug testing for involved officers and investigations into officers’ use of deadly force by the Oregon Department of Justice. The first bill is House Bill 2951, introduced by Representative Lew Frederick …