Campus shooting justified — A grand jury in Multnomah County has found that two campus security officers at Portland State University were acting in self-defense when they fatally shot a black man outside a bar. County prosecutors said Thursday the grand jury found PSU officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie should not face criminal charges. Jason Washington, a 45-year-old Navy veteran, was killed in the June 29 incident in downtown Portland. A witness who captured on video the moments leading up to the shooting says Washington was trying to break up a fight when a gun fell out of his pocket. He was shot seconds later after someone shouted, “Gun!” Washington had a valid license to carry a concealed weapon. The shooting renewed protests over the university’s 2015 decision to arm its police.
Child porn charges — A Milwaukie man has been arrested on federal charges of possession and transportation of child pornography after authorities say they found more than 9,000 videos and 20,000 images on his phone. Federal prosecutors say Nicholas James Stacy, 24, has also uploaded more than 90 child pornography files to his e-mail account. Investigators say Stacy may have impersonated a police officer or other type of law enforcement officer multiple times to lure in children for sexual exploitation. His alleged activities were first discovered by Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Stacy remains in custody pending an Oct. 10 arraignment date.
Supreme Court vacancy — Gov. Kate Brown has announced she’s accepting applications to fill a pending vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court, created by the retirement of Justice Rives Kistler on Dec. 31. Brown said Thursday she’s looking for applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.