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BEND, OR -- Officer-involved shootings have made the news recently in Central Oregon. Police Chief Jim Porter told KBND News that major incidents such as these fall under the Deadly Force Protocol, something which every county – in some form or another - must have in place. Porter says, when deadly force is used, the Major Incident Team is activated to forward the investigation. Essentially, the team assigns leaders from independent agencies to oversee the process. Porter says use-of-force occurs very infrequently by his officers – about 100 times a year for every 100-thousand police related contacts.

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