Legislation Enforcer Faces Authorized Declare after Investigation | Information

Medford, OR — A Medford lawyer says tonight he has a category motion declare towards an Oregon state trooper for racial discrimination in site visitors stops.

He additionally has a doc from Jackson County’s District Lawyer to assist his case.

Justin Rosas says Trooper Travis Peterson “has been underreporting his site visitors stops and his Ok-9 searches to look truthful and has had medication in his possession mysteriously disappear.”

Rosas makes his claims in a four-page letter outlining cases he asserts mistreated his regulation agency’s eight shoppers who comprise the category motion litigants, “together with six individuals of colour.”  The knowledge lists 29-year-old Cesar Alfaro, 47-year-old Bo Tan and 46-year-old Enriquillo Batista as examples of racial profiling for site visitors stops, with Rosas stating, “Travis Peterson was tasked with doing the lion’s share of the drug interdiction stops on Interstate 5.”







Jackson County District Lawyer Beth Heckert’s workplace shared data in a September 7, 2021 memo (under) to Rosas that outlines findings to an investigation of 5 allegations on the time towards Trooper Peterson, associated to his administrative go away.

The memo stated two allegations weren’t substantiated.  It says three “allegations that had been sustained are:

(1) Between 6/1/20 and three/31/21 Peterson didn’t appropriately doc his site visitors contacts and searches in Report Beam and/or Ok-9 Deployment Log/notebooks/Area of interest.

(2) Between June 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 Peterson didn’t appropriately doc a number of Ok-9 deployments in his Ok-9 deployment log.

(3) On December 31, 2020 and January 25, 2021 Peterson seized contraband believed to be managed substances and didn’t correctly impound them into proof.”

The memo says, “The info that supported the sustained allegation in (1) is throughout that time-frame, he carried out roughly 750 site visitors stops of which he documented 447 as required.  269 of the 750 stops weren’t documented in Report Beam as required by coverage.  Allegation (2) Peterson carried out roughly 139 searches (with or with out K9) between these dates.  Of these 139, 40 concerned the deployment of his K9.  Seven weren’t documented within the log.  4 of these deployments included an ‘alert’ that may be calculated within the accuracy ranking.  the info that assist the third allegation is on 12/31/20 he seized 1 merchandise believed to be a MDMA capsule and on 1/25/21 Trooper Peterson seized what was believed to be 0.5 grams methamphetamine and11 ounce of marijuana.  Peterson said each had been put in a plastic glove to retailer and be destroyed.  Neither merchandise was ever positioned into proof.  Peterson believes there have been accidently thrown away.”

NewsWatch 12 has a request for associated data from Oregon State Police.

Rosas wrote, “My shoppers belief that the invention course of may even reveal the names of these nonetheless in jail, these nonetheless dealing with prices and people different victims of racial discrimination, illegal arrest, illegal seizure of property, destruction of proof and malicious prosecution on account of Trooper Peterson’s unlawful conduct.”







Trooper Peterson investigation memo Heckert to Rosas

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