Portland Police: From beanbags to court

We blogged recently about how a Multnomah County grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Portland Police officer Dane Reister for third- and fourth-degree assault. Reister is the officer who mistakenly loaded live shotgun rounds instead of beanbags then shot and injured William Kyle Monroe.

Reister’s trial will begin on February 1. He was arraigned on December 13, 2011, and plead not guilty. Reister has been on paid leave since the shooting on June 30. He has been with the Portland Police for fifteen years. The Portland Police Association has voiced its support of Reister and issued a statement disagreeing with the indictment.

For more information, see this article.