The city of Portland is fighting a request for information related to the police shooting of Aaron Campbell, a man who died in January last year as a result of a police shooting at the Sandy Terrace Apartments on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.
Campbell’s family is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit and wants to see police reports and information about a confidential informant.
Campbell’s mother, Marva Davis, also accuses police of harassing, hostile and deceptive behavior after the shooting.
The city says the information is not relevant.
Lawyers for the Campbell family, according to a report in The Oregonian, are requesting police reports and other information relating to the police bureau’s internal investigation of the shooting, which resulted in the termination of officer Ronald Frashour in November.
Frashour was fired for shooting Campbell in the back with an assault rifle during the standoff in which Campbell appeared suicidal, but was allegedly in the process of surrendering to police.
Police representatives characterized the shooting as “suicide by cop,” and a grand jury found no reason to convict Frashour with a crime. But the grand jury also blasted the police review of the incident and wrote “Campbell should not have died that day” in its final report.