The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon is pushing the state’s district attorneys to be more transparent about how their offices operate. Some local district attorneys expressed concerns that could mean a one-size-fits-all approach that won’t work in rural Oregon.
The state’s ACLU branch on Tuesday morning issued the 41-page “A Peek Behind the Curtain: Shining Some Light on District Attorney Polices in Oregon.” David Rogers, executive director os ACLU of Oregon, said the report is the result of a two-year effort to survey the state’s 36 district attorneys on the core polices they use in their work.
“District attorneys are the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system, and yet they in large part fly under the radar of the public,” Rogers said. So the ACLU has embarked on a public education campaign to ensure Oregonians understand the important role district attorneys play.Read More (Offsite)