Jason Porter (2808)



6/25/2005: Driving a stolen pickup and without a license, Porter was chased by police and ended up stuck on railroad tracks in an industrial parking lot. A local officer stepped up to the pickup and fatally shot Porter once, in the head, because the officer thought he saw a gun. There was no gun. Lingering controversy followed the case: witnesses contradicted the police narrative, Porter's father was sent to prison for hiring a hitman to kill the officer, and county reviews stretched on for nine years. http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/32258500-75/story.csp

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