The police report written by Officer Alan Thhomas supports Smith’s recollection that the woman had been on the couch before the altercation, and that she was upset when someone shook it.
Thomas wrote that the woman approached Smith and accused him of being the culprit.
“She had touched his chest, which caused him to grab her arms," the officer wrote. “She said he suddenly drew back and struck her once in the left eye with his closed fist. This ended the confrontation."
The woman told the officer that Smith had been coming on to her “all evening" at another party.
Besides being interviewed by police, the woman provided investigators with a handwritten account of the night.
The woman wrote that at the earlier party, Smith questioned her about her sexual experiences and asked about the two of them “getting together for the night." The woman said she told Smith no, saying it would be against her morals.
“His reply was: ‘Pound that 40 ounces of beer right there and it won’t be against your morals,’" the woman wrote.
Smith’s campaign manager, Henry Kraemer, sent a statement from the candidate to The Oregonian following the release of the police report.
“I have tried to be truthful about what happened, and at least four people who were there (including those I haven’t spoken to in nearly 20 years) have confirmed that I was defending myself after being struck repeatedly. I’ve tried to take responsibility for my actions — then and now."
Smith was charged with assaulting the woman, but the misdemeanor was dropped when he paid her medical bills and did community service.