Death of Salem man tased & restrained by police, deemed justified


police-bworiginally published: 20th June 2009

A Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found that Salem Police officers were justified in using physical force while attempting to arrest Gregory Anter Rold on May 23rd 2009. The Grand Jury also unanimously found that the physical force used by the police officers did not cause Mr. Rold’s death. (see: Suspect Dies After Being Tased During Arrest)

Prosecutor Jodie Bureta says on May 23rd 2009 at approximately 8:01 p.m. officers from the Salem Police Department responded to a trespass complaint at 1251 RoyVonne Avenue SE Apt #5, Salem, Marion County Oregon.

“Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect, Gregory Anter Rold and told him that he was under arrest. Mr. Rold refused to comply with the police officers and resisted arrest.”

Bureta continued, saying that, “In the course of the struggle to take Mr. Rold into custody the police used physical force, including batons and tasers. Mr. Rold was eventually taken in custody and shortly thereafter, stopped breathing. The officers immediately began administering emergency aid and called for medics.”

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