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Grand jury declines indictment in officer-involved shooting

Shooting found to be justified under criminal law

A Multnomah County grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict the Portland police sergeant and officer involved in the Jan. 25 shooting of a suicidal man in a downtown parking garage.

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the grand jury determined that the shooting was justified under the criminal law.

Brad L. Morgan died after being shot at a parking structure at 318 S.W. Morrison Street. Morgan was shot after he pointed a fake but realistic-looking handgun at Sergeant John Holbrook and Officer David Scott. They had responded to a 9-1-1 call from Morgan during which he suggested he had a gun, had been involved in an armed robbery and was suicidal.

A motion to publicly disclose the transcripts of the grand jury testimony will be presented by the Multnomah County District Attorney to the Presiding Court. If the motion is granted, the transcripts should be available on Feb. 29 on the public District Attorney's website at http://www.mcda.us/.