Why did police wait to ID suspect shot by officer? 'Incident a little different'
Questions have been raised about why it took the Portland Police Bureau 6 days to release the name of the person who was shot by an officer after he reportedly robbed a bank and a check cashing store.
On Tuesday, 6 days after the shooting, the police bureau publicly identified Chase A. Peeples as the individual responsible for the Oct. 25 robberies that occurred at the Ace Check Cashing and U.S. Bank in North Portland.
The bureau released the name of the involved officer on Oct. 26 — one day after the shooting. Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran of the force, remains on paid leave, which is standard following any use of deadly force.
Peeples, meanwhile, remains at a hospital. In a statement released Oct. 31, Sgt. Chris Burley, a police spokesperson, said that Peeples is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Typically, police wait to release the names of officers and suspects in officer-involved shootings until at least 24 hours following the incident, or until the suspect is formally charged, which triggers a set of legal requirements for prosecutors.
Burley, speaking with KOIN 6 News Wednesday, said that "this incident is a little different than other incidents."
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