2015 ORS 192.405¹
Prohibition on disclosure of certain public safety officer investigation records
  • exceptions

(1) As used in this section:

(a) "Law enforcement unit" has the meaning given that term in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(b) "Public body" has the meaning given that term in ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505).

(c) "Public safety officer" has the meaning given that term in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(2) A public body may not disclose audio or video records of internal investigation interviews of public safety officers.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not prohibit disclosure of the records described in subsection (2) of this section to:

(a) A law enforcement unit for purposes of the investigation;

(b) An attorney representing a public safety officer who is the subject of the investigation;

(c) The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training as required by ORS 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer);

(d) A district attorney, as defined in ORS 131.005 (General definitions);

(e) A public safety officer who is the subject of the investigation;

(f) An attorney for a defendant in a criminal proceeding related to the investigation, for use in preparation for the criminal proceeding;

(g) A labor organization, as defined in ORS 243.650 (Definitions for ORS 243.650 to 243.782), for use in an action by an employer against a member of the labor organization for the purpose of punishing the member;

(h) A public body responsible for civilian oversight or a citizen review body designated by the public body for the purposes of fulfilling the investigative and oversight functions of the body;

(i) A federal law enforcement agency for purposes of the investigation; or

(j) The Attorney General.

(4) The disclosure of records under subsection (3) of this section does not make the records subject to further disclosure. [2011 c.485 §1]

Note: 192.405 (Prohibition on disclosure of certain public safety officer investigation records) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 192 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 192

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General's Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; pro­hi­bi­­tion on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 192—Records; Public Reports and Meetings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors192.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 192, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano192.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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