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Grand jury finds deputies justified in shooting Ashland man

 Posted: 4:00 PM June 26, 2014

A Jackson County grand jury today determined two sheriff's deputies were justified in killing 73-year-old Ashland man, Earl C. Harris, during a forced eviction from his home on June 10.

It took less than 10 minutes of deliberation before the grand jury came back with a decision, according to a news release from the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Jury members determined "the actions of the involved officers in this case were fully justified and in compliance with Oregon Law," the release said.

— Sam Wheeler


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