Linn DA appeals clemency ruling


August 24, 2022

Linn County District Attorney Doug Marteeny, his Lane County counterpart, Patty Perlow, and several crime victims are appealing to the Oregon Supreme Court after the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that Gov. Kate Brown was within her authority to grant clemency during the coronavirus pandemic to nearly 1,000 people convicted of crimes.

The attorneys took particular issue with Brown’s decision to allow 73 people convicted of murder, assault, rape and manslaughter while they were younger than 18 to apply for early release.

Marteeny, Perlow and the families sued in Marion...

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