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Portland Police didn't act unlawfully in death of African-American, Multnomah County Grand Jury says

COURTESY PHOTO - Andre GladenThe Portland Police Bureau lawfully acted during the fatal shooting of an African-American man who knocked on a stranger's door in January, according to a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Officer Consider Vosu shot 36-year-old Andre Gladen multiple times around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 in a home near Southeast 96th Avenue and Market Street.

Police say Gladen "refused to leave the property," and neighbors say a taser and a knife were involved.

Gladen was blind in one eye and had left an emergency room at Adventist Medical Center less than a hour before the incident began, according to OPB, the Tribune's news partner. Gladen had been treated schizophrenia at times and also was prescribed medication for bipolar disorder.

Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill released no new information about the altercation during an announcement of the Grand Jury's decision Friday, Feb. 22.

"The grand jury's not true bill decision means they have determined no criminal prosecution is warranted, and that the use of deadly force by PPB Officer Consider Vosu was a lawful act of self-defense and/or defense of a third person, pursuant to Oregon law," according to a news release.

The Grand Jury returned what is formally known as a "not true" bill.

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