UO police to begin carrying guns


University of Oregon police officers will carry guns beginning in the fall.

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University of Oregon police officers will carry guns beginning in the fall.

The State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously late last week to allow officers with the newly formed University of Oregon Police Department to carry guns.

University President Mike Gottfredson said armed officers are needed to ensure the safety and security of students and employees. The panel agreed, but board member Jim Francesconi warned that Portland has been divided by several controversial police shootings in the past decade.

Read more at The Mail Tribune.

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