Tillamook County DA publicly reprimanded for not handing evidence over to defense
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on December 10, 2015 at 3:28 PM, updated December 10, 2015 at 5:29 PM
The Oregon State Bar “publicly reprimanded” Tillamook County District Attorney Bill Porter this week for failing to turn over evidence to a defense attorney who represented an aggravated murder defendant.
The evidence might have helped defendant Ronald Lunsford better prepare his defense for trial in the killing of Chris Brusman in January 2010, an Oregon State Bar investigation found. Brusman was living on Lunsford’s Garibaldi-area property in a travel trailer, which is where the killing took place.
Professional discipline against district attorneys, such as Porter, is rare. Porter has been Tillamook County’s lead prosecutor for two decades…Read More (Offsite)