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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seeks public feedback about policy and procedure - 02/15/18

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office recognizes and takes seriously its affirmative responsibility to engage community stakeholders about service delivery; one form of engagement the Office undertakes is to seek public feedback about proposed policy and procedure(s) through a Stakeholder Review period.

The Sheriff's Office is currently in the process of reviewing the following draft(s):
* Policy XXX.XX, Incident Command System (ICS)
* Policy XXX.XX, Conditional Use of Restraints

The Stakeholder Review period is open for all members of the public to submit comments or proposals relevant to the content of the draft, which will be posted for the next thirty (30) days. To comment, please go to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office website, accessible here:

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office thanks you in advance for taking the time to review its drafts and express your views; the Office will take individual comments into collective consideration as it finalizes a policy and procedure.

August 2017 In-Custody Death Investigation Completed - 02/15/18

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) books approximately 35,000 people into County correctional facilities each year. During the intake and screening process, some adults in custody self-report their experiences with medical, mental health, and/or addiction issues to MCSO and Multnomah County Corrections Health staff.

In August 2017, MCSO initiated an investigation into an in-custody death. Over the course of several months, MCSO, in collaboration with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, thoroughly investigated all circumstances leading up to and following the incident. Investigators ultimately determined there were no signs of foul play and no illegal use of drugs while in jail. The investigation also concluded that all standard protocols were followed.

MCSO and Corrections Health remain committed to providing adults in custody with the best care possible. We appreciate the patience of Ms. Glassman's family throughout the investigation and our sympathies go out to everyone impacted by this tragic outcome.

The case file has been completed and is available via public records request. Visit for instructions on completing a Public Records Request.

Merrill Mug Shot
Merrill Mug Shot
MCSO Corrections Counselor Booked on ID Theft and Official Misconduct (Photo) - 02/14/18

On February 13, 2018, Bryce Merrill was booked into MCDC on Identity Theft and Official Misconduct charges. The arrest stemmed from a criminal investigation into Mr. Merrill for allegedly forging internal MCSO documents. Mr. Merrill has been placed on unpaid administrative leave status pending an internal Administrative Review.

No further information is available at this time.

Attached Media Files: Merrill Mug Shot
MCSO Responds to an Injury Traffic Crash on SE Stark Street East of SW 257th Ave in Troutdale - 02/03/18

At 3:26pm, MCSO Deputies respond to an injury crash involving two vehicles on SE Stark Street east of SW 257th Avenue in Troutdale. Upon arrival deputies learned that a vehicle carrying multiple passengers crossed the center line and struck another vehicle. Seven people were injured in the crash. One of the occupants sustained life threatening injuries and was transported by Life Flight. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to investigate the crash. No additional information is available at this time.

Stark Street will be closed for the duration of the investigation. Travelers are asked to avoid the area and use an alternate route.


*Update* MCSO Deputies Respond to Fairview Apartment Complex regarding an Assault (Photo) - 02/02/18


The suspects in this morning's incident have been identified and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

ALVAREZ-OCHOA, CRISTIAN JESUS, age 23, is charged with Attempted Murder and Violation of a Restraining Order.
MARTINEZ-ALCOCER, RIGOBERTO, age 23, is charged with Attempted Murder, Robbery I, and Assault II.

The investigation is ongoing and has not been completed by detectives, and no further details are available at this time.


At 12:21am MCSO Deputies respond to the Fairview Oaks Apartments on a report of a subject that had been assaulted. The caller indicated that the suspects left the scene on foot and reportedly had a handgun. Deputies were able to track the suspects to the adjoining Fairview Woods Apartment complex. Two suspects were contacted inside an apartment and have been detained. MCSO Detectives responded and are investigating the incident. No additional information is available at this time.

MCSO Tackles Drunk Driving during Super Bowl Weekend (Photo) - 02/02/18

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) will be huddling up with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), Oregon State Police (OSP), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to tackle drunk driving over Super Bowl LII Weekend. MCSO deputies will be have enhanced DUII enforcement patrols beginning Friday, February 2 through Monday, February 5, 2018. We'll be partnering with PPB and OSP for a joint-mission with focused patrols during and after the Super Bowl on February 4.

No matter which team you're cheering for in the big game, have a plan this Super Bowl Weekend. Be the MVP. If you're drinking, do not drive.
* Designate a sober driver
* Call a taxi or ride-sharing service
* Use public transportation

MCSO, PPB, OSP, and NHTSA want to remind you that any time you drive under the influence of alcohol, you put everyone in danger, including yourself and your passengers.

In 2016, there were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers. Among those, over 7,000 were crashes in which at least one driver had a BAC of .15, almost twice the legal limit.

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk. Join us in supporting zero tolerance for impaired driving. If you see a drunk or impaired driver, call 9-1-1. If you know someone who plans to drive impaired, take the keys and make arrangements for a safe trip home.


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