EUGENE, Ore. -- Following the release of the Lane County District Attorney’s decision Thursday in the officer-involved shooting outside Cascade Middle School earlier this month, the Eugene police union and Civil Liberties Defense Center have issued statements.
District Attorney Patricia Perlow’s report indicated that the officer’s use of deadly force against Charles Landeros on Jan. 11 was self-defense and defense of others, and therefore legally justified.
The Eugene Police Employees Association said in a post on Facebook Thursday night that the CLDC’s initial statement after the shooting was “careless.” On Jan. 12, the CLDC commented on the shooting, calling it a “homicide.” To read more of the CLDC's initial statement, click here.
The following is the Eugene Police Employees Association’s response:
KEZI 9 News has reached out to the CLDC for comment on the post, but as of Friday evening, we have not heard back.
On Thursday, the CLDC issued a statement about Perlow's report.
Read their full statement here: