Conrad Wilson, OPB

Conrad Wilson

OPB

Portland, OR, United States

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Past:
  • OPB
  • KCTS 9
  • Mashable

Past articles by Conrad:

OPB

Head of Oregon Supreme Court calls for immediate fix to ongoing lack of public defenders

“The plan I am seeking is one that proposes immediate steps that will enable [the Public Defense Services Commission] to fulfill its obligation to provide lawyers for those who have a constitutional right to representation,” Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters wrote. → Read More

OPB

Man accused of shooting 5 people, killing 1, in Portland’s Normandale Park was known to FBI

For years, people reported the alleged shooter’s violent behavior and racist outbursts to the FBI, which contacted him in 2021. Law enforcement officials say they arguably don’t have as many tools as they need to prevent mass shootings → Read More

OPB

Washington County gang detective, prosecutor discussed ‘fiesta’ to celebrate ‘convicted Mexicans,’ text messages reveal

The racist texts, sent in 2018, could affect the outcome of current cases; a motion to dismiss a separate case involving the same detective and prosecutor was filed Thursday. → Read More

OPB

Incumbents lead in contested DA races in Marion, Washington counties

In two contested district attorney races, voters are leaning towards the incumbent in early returns; new prosecutors will take their seats in four uncontested races. → Read More

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Preliminary report shows no spike in recidivism for prisoners released early by Oregon governor

Gov. Kate Brown has commuted the sentences of 963 who were serving sentences during the COVID-19 pandemic. A preliminary report by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission that looked at the first 266 people released early found they were not more likely to reoffend. → Read More

OPB

Indiana man set to plead guilty after allegedly throwing Molotovs at 2020 Portland protests

Malik Muhammad faces dozens of charges after traveling from Indianapolis to Portland during the summer of 2020, according to prosecutors. He's set to plead guilty to charges in state and federal court, this week. → Read More

OPB

Legacy Health fires nurse charged with sexually assaulting incarcerated women

Tony Daniel Klein, 37, faces federal charges for allegations that took place in 2016 and 2017 while he worked as a nurse for the Oregon Department of Corrections. In 2018, Legacy Health hired Klein. At the time, Oregon State Police were working on an open investigation into Klein regarding allegations of sexual assault. → Read More

OPB

Questions hang over sexual assault claims involving former nurse in Oregon women’s prison

At least 27 women have accused nurse Tony Klein of inappropriate actions and sexual assault while he worked at the Coffee Creek prison in Oregon. To date, he has never been charged with a crime. But that may change soon, as OPB has learned a federal investigation remains underway. → Read More

OPB

Federal judge orders Oregon State Hospital to admit 2 people stuck in jail for months

U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez granted a temporary restraining order Monday and ordered the Oregon State Hospital to admit two people found guilty except for insanity. The men were ordered into the care of the psychiatric hospital more than six month ago, but have instead remained in the Multnomah County Jail. → Read More

OPB

Jon Bair killed a neo-Nazi 28 years ago, and he has a message for Portland

The murder of a far-right extremist in Portland in the summer of 2020 floored Jon Bair. He had been impressed by the smart street tactics of Portland’s younger anti-fascists, which in spite of their brawling had never taken a life. Back in 1993, Bair had pulled the trigger as the city«s anti-fascist movement turned deadly. Bair’s painful memories of that morning flooded back with a fury after… → Read More

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Oregon Supreme Court ruling could clear much of state’s death row

The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the death sentence of an Oregon inmate in a major ruling that found legislators had fundamentally altered “prevailing societal standards” for executions with a 2019 law change. → Read More

OPB

Judge orders inspection of federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon

U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman ordered an inspection of the Sheridan federal prison within the next 14 days. Those in custody have complained about poor medical care and extensive lockdowns amid the pandemic. → Read More

OPB

Reports of hate crimes to Oregon police shot up 59% last year

Nationally, reports of hate crimes rose to their highest levels in more than a decade. “They reflect likely both an increase in reporting as well as an increase incidents,” said Kiran Ramsey, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Portland field office. → Read More

OPB

Court dismisses lawsuit filed over police killing of Malheur occupation leader

A sweeping lawsuit filed by the family for a slain leader of the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been dismissed, essentially bringing to a close the last major legal chapter around the historic event. → Read More

OPB

Oregon’s mandatory minimum prison sentences won’t change this legislative session

Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, told OPB he doesn«t see a path forward for Senate Bill 401 that would»ve scrapped mandatory minimum sentences for certain violent crimes. → Read More

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Feds arrest Indiana man who faces state charges in connection with Portland protests last fall

Malik Muhammed, 24, was arrested by federal law enforcement officials Friday. He faces 26 felonies in state court, stemming from protests in Portland last fall, including attempted murder. → Read More

OPB

Police radio problems led to chaotic scene when officers killed Portland activist

The statements released Tuesday, some of which are not dated, are the first time officers with the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force have shared their version of what occurred. Officers were not equipped with body cameras. → Read More

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Portland to settle Quanice Hayes police shooting lawsuit for more than $2 million

Quanice Hayes, 17, was killed Feb. 9, 2017 -- four years ago to the day -- by Portland police Officer Andrew Hearst, who shot Hayes three times with an AR-15 rifle from some 10 feet away. → Read More

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Judge orders Oregon to offer prison inmates COVID-19 vaccines immediately

U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman granted a temporary restraining order brought by a group of inmates in the Oregon Department of Corrections. In doing so, shes requiring the state to offer inmates vaccines immediately. → Read More

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COVID-19 outbreak at state psychiatric hospital grows, further delaying admissions

The Oregon State Hospital said in court documents Friday that six more patients and three staff have now tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More