Oakridge plans town hall meeting on local crime issues

One focus of the meeting will be the “arrest to release” process and how the criminal justice system works.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 12:18 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2019 3:02 PM

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Oakridge City Council is hosting a meeting Wednesday night to talk about local crime and how to make Oakridge a safer place.

One focus of the meeting will be the “arrest to release” process and how the criminal justice system works.

The meeting is from 7-9 p.m. in the Oakridge High School Auditorium, 47997 W. First Street.

The city council has invited a number of people who work in the the criminal justice system to participate in a panel discussion. Speakers will talk about their individual jobs and take questions from the community.

Panelists include:

  • U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane on the state court system;
  • Oakridge Police Chief Kevin Martin on local statistics and processes;
  • Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harold and Jail Commander Clint Riley on jailing procedure;
  • City Prosecutor Pat Melendy on Oakridge Municipal Court.

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