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Slain Woman Shot by Salem Police in Head, Chest
KOIN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Carla Castano

Posted on 05/14/2014 3:29:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The woman killed by a Salem police officer Friday night died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson conducted the autopsy on Jacklynn Rashaun Ford, officials said in a release.

Ford, 25, was pulled over by Officer Trevor Morrison shortly after 10 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Watson Ave and NE Alameda Street. Officials said she ran and was hit by a bullet in Eastgate Basin Park.

Salem police shot Jacklynn Rashaun Ford to death after she ran from a traffic stop, May 9, 2014. She was 25. (KOIN 6 News) Salem police shot Jacklynn Rashaun Ford to death after she ran from a traffic stop, May 9, 2014. She was 25. (KOIN 6 News) Although she was given first aid by the pursuing officers until medics arrived, she died shortly thereafter at a nearby hospital.

Investigators at the scene found a gun in the location Ford fell, authorities said.

Eyewitness accounts

Eyewitness Michael Shelley told KOIN 6 News on Sunday he saw Ford standing in front of a streetlight when she was shot. Shelley said he doesn’t believe he saw her holding a gun.

“I just watched. I was mesmerized,” he said. He saw Ford standing across the street from his house after wrestling with a Salem police officer.

“They asked me if I saw a weapon at all. I said, it couldn’t have been on the right side. (That side was lit by the streetlight.) I couldn’t see anything on the left side.”

Crystal Ford, the mother of Jacklynn Ford, who was shot to death by Salem police, May 11, 2014 (KOIN 6 News) Crystal Ford, the mother of Jacklynn Ford, who was shot to death by Salem police, May 11, 2014 (KOIN 6 News) Ford’s mother, Crystal Ford, told KOIN 6 News Sunday her daughter was right-handed. She also said investigators aren’t giving her much information.

“I just want to know what happened. They won’t tell me anything,” she said.

“To me, it doesn’t seem right. I mean, how she was a threat to this officer.”

Mark Sharp, who lives near the site of the shooting, said he saw Ford run across the street and wrestle with officers.

“That’s when I hear a man’s voice yelling ‘stop, stop, stop,’” he told KOIN 6 News on Saturday.

“I hear ‘pop-pop-pop’ and I’m, like, wait a minute. I saw him standing over her and smoke was rising up from the firearm,” he said.

Salem police shot Jacklynn Rashaun Ford to death after she ran from a traffic stop, May 9, 2014. She was 25. (KOIN 6 News) Salem police shot Jacklynn Rashaun Ford to death after she ran from a traffic stop, May 9, 2014. She was 25. (KOIN 6 News) “The dog had the woman, pulling her, dragging her across the grass then the other officers started showing up.”

Crystal Ford also met with Sharp on Sunday when she dropped off some flowers at the spot where her daughter was shot.

“It’s very inhumane,” she said. “There’s no justification for that. I don’t understand that at all.”

Morrison, a 12-year veteran of the force, is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Neither he nor his K-9 partner, Baco, were hurt in the chase.

The Oregon State Police Major Crimes Division is leading the investigation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; donutwatch; oregon; shootfirst; thugswithguns
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1 posted on 05/14/2014 3:29:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Im confused.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Slain Woman Shot by Salem Police in Head, Chest”

Is that like “Dead woman killed by death?”


3 posted on 05/14/2014 3:31:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why would police shoot a slain woman?


4 posted on 05/14/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: driftdiver

Why’d they shoot a slain woman?


5 posted on 05/14/2014 3:32:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: driftdiver

“Im confused.”

I’m glad to see it’s not just me


6 posted on 05/14/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: digger48

There was no slain dog to shoot. /s


7 posted on 05/14/2014 3:33:55 PM PDT by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: nickcarraway

This is almost unreadable. What part of the body is the Eastgate Park? I am not very good at Latin. Sounds like the cop might have accidentally dropped his backup gun.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 3:35:10 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m more interested in the events than the grammatical style. Why’d she get shot for just a traffic stop? Was she stopped on some felony warrant? If not, what traffic violation could merit deadly force?


9 posted on 05/14/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

“Investigators at the scene found a gun in the location Ford fell, authorities said.”

Yea, I bet they did. /s


10 posted on 05/14/2014 3:43:51 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Why would police shoot a slain woman?

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Possibly they’ve watched too many episodes of The Walking Dead.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 3:44:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If you’ve ever been shot in the Eastgate Basin Park, it hurts like heck.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 3:44:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ba-da-bum, Ba-da-bing!


13 posted on 05/14/2014 3:46:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: babygene

“Investigators at the scene found a gun in the location Ford fell, authorities said.”

Yea, I bet they did. /s

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I’m with you-—I don’t believe the “found gun” was the girl’s. Some cops keep an unregistered, cheap “saturday night special” concealed on them to plant at a crime scene. And that’s not only on television folks.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 3:46:27 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Thank you. I’ll be here all night. Be sure to tip your wait staff.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 3:47:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: nickcarraway
He saw Ford standing across the street from his house after wrestling with a Salem police officer.

Why was the witness wrestling with a Salem police officer?

This article is such a mess, I really can't follow the story.

16 posted on 05/14/2014 3:47:50 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why would they shoot a slain woman?

;-)


17 posted on 05/14/2014 3:49:50 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: House Atreides

A good friend of my quit the Lancaster Texas police and lost a good career as a police office over their apparent history and habit of planting guns on people arrested for more minor violations.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“If not, what traffic violation could merit deadly force?”

Any violation requiring such action by a PolicePerson which might result in wasting the sacramental calories bestowed upon said PolicePerson in the Donut Sacrament is a felony and may result in shooting at the sole discretion of said PolicePerson.

Mock not the Donut Sacrament!


19 posted on 05/14/2014 3:56:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: pwatson
"Neither he nor his K-9 partner, Baco, were hurt in the chase."

THAT'S the important part of the story.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 3:56:47 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: dead

Get used to 21st century journalism.

Who knows, the author may have recently arrived from Somalia or worse, he may have graduated from an American School of Journalism.

Give the guy a break and read between the lines and/or words and you’ll get the gist od the story.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll guess this was written in Tibetan or Cantonese and translated to Engrish??


22 posted on 05/14/2014 3:58:59 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: nickcarraway
Mommy's little angel:

But her name is deceptive...

23 posted on 05/14/2014 4:01:01 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: TurboZamboni

Stay for the veal


24 posted on 05/14/2014 4:01:45 PM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: nickcarraway

Wait...the officer chased her, wrestled with her, shot her, THEN sent in the canine?? The writing within this article is horrendous.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT by yadent
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To: nickcarraway; driftdiver; GrandJediMasterYoda; <1/1,000,000th%; sopwith; Stormdog; ...
After the article, some of the people who are commenting seem to have more information that the article itself had.

"Multiple arrests for meth possession, driving while suspended, burglary, and weapon charges seems to indicate a heavy drug problem now doesn't it? If I had multiple DUIs and assault charges, that would indicate I drank more than just "one beer" now wouldn't it? I think she used meth a lot more than one time.
Her record and previous weapons and drug convictions indicates pretty heavily this was a justified shooting. It is a pretty damned hard sell to get anyone to believe she was an innocent girl gunned to death by the big bad cops."

I hope more official information is released later. Can you monitor this Nick and see if there is more forthcoming? There is a photo of her but I am unable to transfer it.

26 posted on 05/14/2014 4:03:15 PM PDT by Respond Code Three (Support Free Republic lest we eventually get a Republic which is not free.)
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To: Slump Tester

I just assumed that the police k9 units were to ensure that the police would have a dog to shoot if and when a guilty person was apprehended and there was no other dog around.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 4:03:32 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Slump Tester

I just assumed that the police k9 units were to ensure that the police would have a dog to shoot if and when a guilty person was apprehended and there was no other dog around.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Stormdog; driftdiver

LOL. Reminds me of a movie scene where the bad guy has captured the good guy and says “I’m gonna kill you and break your neck”.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
This is gibberish.

Newspapers must be going out of their way to hire illiterates as reporters.

There was a dog on the scene, maybe the cops were trying to shoot it and hit her accidentally.

30 posted on 05/14/2014 4:12:20 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I’m more interested in the events than the grammatical style.

So am I, but we'll never learn anymore than what is here. Rarely do the news services follow up on anything like this. Unless of course the perpetrator is a known Republican. /snigger

31 posted on 05/14/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: nickcarraway

I am beginning to believe that the Islamist terrorists we are fighting have a better chance of surviving an encounter with our military under their rules of engagement than the general public has in encounters with our domestic ‘police’ force.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 4:16:39 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: TXnMA

Looks like a meth head.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 4:18:33 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

I am now waiting for the anti-cop brigade to descend...


34 posted on 05/14/2014 4:20:46 PM PDT by sagar
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To: nickcarraway

Smoke was rising up? Salem PD uses black powder?


35 posted on 05/14/2014 4:24:25 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if this is a copy of the Closed Captioning that ran while the story aired on TV. That might explain the weird syntax.

Why is her history relevant? Do we have summary execution for meth heads?


36 posted on 05/14/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain 2016)
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To: sagar

“I am now waiting for the anti-cop brigade to descend...”
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Well, you’ll likely have a long wait. There is an “anti-BAD-cop” brigade (of which I’m a proud member). Based upon the exponential growth of bad cops (or at least reporting of bad cops’ activities) the brigade may have to be reorganized into a division of several brigades.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 4:29:39 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: nickcarraway

Yesterday, the news here in Oregon says she was “connected to the Gypsy Jokers biker gang”, but they didn’t say what the connection was.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 4:32:08 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: TXnMA

Looks like a tweaker.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 4:33:44 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: babygene
Yea, I bet they did. /s

I understand your sarcasm.After all,how many times do you find meth addicts with multiple arrests carrying firearms with bad intent?

40 posted on 05/14/2014 4:34:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: TXnMA

Elsewhere it says she was a veteran...


41 posted on 05/14/2014 4:38:56 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith
Elsewhere it says she was a veteran...

Doesn't necessarily mean she wasn't a crook and a meth addict.Tim McVeigh was a veteran too.Major Hassan was active duty.Not *all* veterans are respectable people.

42 posted on 05/14/2014 4:42:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; digger48; Stormdog

Pulled over for turning without giving a signal. Then found out vehicle was unregistered, no driver’s license and gave police fake name.

She ran, police used K-9 who dropped her. She had a loaded gun which she kept trying to cock.

She had felony warrants and a meth possession infraction.

Somewhere said she was military but understand there was a unpleasant discharge from military but can’t find news on that ..
Yet.

http://www.kgw.com/news/Police-Salem-woman-Jacklynn-Rashaun-Ford-killed-by-officer-had-loaded-gun-259297911.html


43 posted on 05/14/2014 4:50:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: babygene
According to this other story, she pulled a gun on the officer and tried to cock it repeatedly. This was after the cop's dog caught up with her in the park.

Pulled over for failing to use a turn signal. Vehicle not registered. No license. Wanted for burglary and meth possession. Associated with the Gypsy Jokers motorcycle gang.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 5:03:14 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: BunnySlippers

Then the witness is a lier. Big difference between standing by a light pole and fighting a K9 and trying to cock a gun.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 5:37:45 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: nickcarraway; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ..
There is a video at the link that is probably more informative than the article...terrible writing & reporting all around. Not a lot of clear info but witnesses say the victim was unarmed.



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

46 posted on 05/14/2014 5:47:42 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: digger48

Cops didn’t get the memo... It’s Salem... where they throw witches in the drink because, as everyone knows, witches are made of wood so upon floating and being proven to be witches, they may be properly burned at the stake. Oh wait... not the same Salem. Nevermind.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 5:58:09 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: nickcarraway

jail records show that she had been held in the Multnomah County Jail as recently as late February.

48 posted on 05/14/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BunnySlippers

Oh. Thanks. More here than in the first article... a lot more.


49 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:15 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BunnySlippers

Thanks for the update. I have to believe she had a semi auto and she was not familiar with its operation. If she had a revolver, she merely needed to point and pull the trigger.


50 posted on 05/14/2014 7:39:03 PM PDT by Respond Code Three (Support Free Republic lest we eventually get a Republic which is not free.)
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