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.
- 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.