Tiny Cameras Assist Eugene Police

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve all seen them before, dramatic clips from police car dash cams. Now departments all over the country are using “body cams,” tiny devices that clip onto officers’ uniforms. “I would come up, I would flip this shutter down. Right now, I’m recording,” said Sgt. Larry Crompton, Eugene Police Department. Sgt. Crompton … Continue reading »

Ducks Player Cited for Using Fake ID

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police say UO basketball player Damyean Dotson was cited and released for using a false ID at a campus-area bar early Saturday morning. Police say at 12:47am security at Taylor’s Bar and Grill notified them about the offense. An EPD spokesperson says Dotson’s offense could have landed him in jail, but … Continue reading »

Scanner Encryptions Stir Up Controversy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department is encrypting its radio channel soon saying it’s for officer safety. For officers with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety they say criminals are tuning in to the police radio whether it’s during traffic stops or search warrants. Southern Oregon residents believe police radio channels should remain public believing it’s a right to listen in. “I … Continue reading »