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Offbeat Oregon sheriff's office reviewing video of deputy punching homeless man

18:40  05 june  2018
18:40  05 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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a man sitting in front of a building © Provided by The Hill A sheriff's department in Oregon is reviewing a video shot by a local news station that shows a deputy repeatedly punching a homeless man in the head during an altercation.

KGW 9 News was at the scene of a search-and-rescue mission in Detroit, Ore. on Monday morning when the photographer witnessed the violent arrest.

In the video, the deputy is seen punching the man in the head roughly 14 times while other officers hold him to the ground.

"I am not resisting," the man screams while trying toblock his head from the blows.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Kevin Straw was arrested after entering the command post and disturbing the rescue operations.

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Sheriff's deputy Ethan Griffith said Straw, described as a transient, was making loud noises and refused to leave.

Law enforcement also said they found a large, fixed-blade knife in Straw's possession.

Straw was cited with interfering with police and resisting arrest. Police said he was taken to the Psychiatric Crisis Center in nearby Salem, Ore. for a mental health evaluation.

On Monday, the sheriff's office said it was "reviewing" the video from KGW 9 as well as other reports.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon has called on the Marion County District Attorney's Office to open an investigation into use of force by the officer, KGW 9 reported.

"That video is disturbing. It's violent. Honestly, if that does not represent excessive use of force, I'm not quite sure what does," said David Rogers, executive director of the Oregon ACLU.

Man charged with killing sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty .
A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy. John Williams is charged with killing 61-year-old Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole on April 25 in Norridgewock. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon in a Portland courtroom. Prosecutors are seeking a life prison sentence. An affidavit says after killing Cole, Williams stole the deputy's pickup and robbed a convenience store before abandoning the truck. Williams then fled into the woods and sparked a four-day manhunt. No motive has been released for Cole's killing. It's unclear how Williams and Cole came into contact. Cole was scheduled to appear in Massachusetts on gun charges on April 25. His trial was tentatively scheduled for May 2019. Williams is undergoing mental and behavioral health evaluations.

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