Multnomah County Sheriff

$10.4 Million Verdict for Injuries in 2016 NW 23rd Gas Explosion Case

On October 13, 2022, a Multnomah County jury awarded several million dollars to two people who suffered physical and emotional injuries in a 2016 gas explosion in Portland, and assessed punitive damages of $4.6 million against Loy Clark Pipeline Co. Both plaintiffs were represented by Greg Kafoury and Mark McDougal of Portland.   Firefighters responded after a natural gas explosion … Continue reading

Multnomah County Jail Responsible for Not Preventing an Attempted Suicide

Westley Wilson, 29, is a quadriplegic following an attempted suicide while in the custody of the Multnomah County Detention Center, in downtown Portland. From The Oregonian: Lawyers for Westley Wilson, 29, who was in custody in May on charges he violated a restraining order, say the jail failed to place Wilson on suicide watch or provide a secure environment since … Continue reading