Wednesday, May 8, 2013

3 Year Memorial for Police Shooting Victim, Keaton Otis

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Miracles Club

4200 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97212

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Below are details on this Sunday's memorial for Keaton Otis, three years  later, from the event's facebook page 
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Want to help? If you've seen the latest leaflet (#6, below), you'll understand we are ready to press Oregon authorities for an independent investigation into the death of Keaton Otis, on 12 May 2010. 

From "He kind of looks like he could be a gangster," police later claimed, "he's got his hood up over his head,...and he had ...some scruffy, scruffy  facial hair." A witness testified Keaton Otis appealed for help --"Don't leave," he pleaded  with this stranger, "they're gonna kill me." 

Witnesses tell of Keaton Otis being punched in the face through the car window, of officers not letting him out of his mother's car. And then multiple officers began nearly continuous use of tasers. 

By 6:25 pm Keaton Otis was dying. Audio evidence has Keaton Otis screaming his are hands up. An officer shouts, "Let's do it!" and three members of Portland's anti-gang HEAT Team open fire. Two officers were wounded as bullets bounced from a brick wall. 

It was easily established that the more superficial wounds came from ricochet rounds. Within minutes Portland's most notorious police officers -- with prior, proven histories of violence against innocent and often black, Portlanders -- close associates of the shooters, converged on the scene; taking control of the car, the body and evidence-- and arguing to keep the rival Strategic [sic-s/b Special] Emergency Response Team from securing the crime scene. 

Long minutes after the killing, Portland police abused Keaton Otis' corpse, firing beanbag rounds at his lifeless body. Portland Police began to immediately abuse the criminal justice system. 

A state-wide investigation will break the ranks of the 'blue wall of silence' and discrepancies in officer accounts, evidence, and medical records will come to light. 

With your help, Keaton Otis' death will expose the flaws in the County DA's bogus Grand Jury proceedings. We'll show how skewed testimony and procedural gimmicks prevented your peers from understanding the timeline never permits Keaton to have fired a shot, even if they were ever able to prove he was armed. 

Another consequence of your involvement will be to demonstrate the structural deficiencies of Portland's Independent Police Review apparatus. This body, which the US DoJ terms a 'self-defeating accountability system,'persistently refused to investigate ... or even to allow Keaton's father to appeal the City's self-exoneration. 

Join us on May 12th at 5PM.


HOURS AFTER PORTLAND’s mayor sacked his police chief, officers killed a young black man — stopped at random — during the evening rush hour¹, The killing of Keaton Otis, a detailed review.
Keaton Otis died in his mother’s Toyota Corolla barely one hundred yards off two of Portland’s busiest streets at just after 6pm². Three officers had each tazed him twice. He was then shot 23 times in a seven-second barrage by three other officers. Nine further shots missed, one ricocheting into a Radioshack two blocks away.......

Sunday, September 9, 2012

An article that includes a link to the grand jury hearing document, is in this Oregonian link below.
It gives an overview without elaborating about these 5.5 minutes in question.

Even the actual 700 page grand jury report gives very little information on those 5 and half minute that was raised in the previous post. In this link below there is a link to the pdf file.
A tiny URL was created here for an easy quick link to the grand jury document.

A four part video recording of the document is viewable in the four links below.
The four part recording was taken from the internet, by recording off the monitor.
Use the "stop / pause key" on your video player to stop the video, in order to read the document.

Part 1>

Part 2>

Part 3>

Part 4>


The pdf. document can be found here:  http:/

Sunday, September 2, 2012

5 and 1/2 minutes after the 23 shots: What happened in those minutes?

A 3 piece video set of all original footage.
There are 2 separate video files.
One is a cell phone and the other is a HD video camera.

The cell phone video plays twice, once in clip 1 and then again in clip 2.
Clip 2 has zoom, slow motion and video stabilizer enhancements.

Clip 3 is footage from the same cell phone and also from a second camera, it is footage of the police moving in after spending 5 and a half minutes, of doing what,, is not exactly clear?

The question presented are:
  • What were the police doing in the 5.5 minutes after the they shot Keaton 23 times?
  • What happened in the first minutes and a half after Keaton was shot 23 times?
  • What was being discussed while standing very close to Keaton who was just shot 23 times?
  • After being shot 23 times, why didn't the police "move in and apprehend Keaton" immediately?
  • Why was it necessary to shoot beanbags at Keaton after he was shot 23 times and was not engaging in anyway?

An article that includes a link to the grand jury hearing, is in this Oregonian link below.
It gives an overview without elaborating about these 5.5 minutes in question.
Even the actual 700 page grand jury report gives very little information on those 5 and half minutes.


clip one //



clip two //


clip three //

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Video Released:

Keaton Otis 21 Seconds - Shot 23 times 

by the police on May 12 2010

A recent (re)release of cell phone video footage that shows the police shooting Keaton Otis, is 21 seconds long "with sub-text and a stopwatch added" to the top of the screen
The video stops at 21 seconds.

What you see (and hear) in those 21 seconds is best explained in these words.
"This is the truth, this is what happened. In these 21 seconds these are the last words a father heard from his son, who was abiding by the police orders" ~ Quote by Frederick Bryant - Keaton Otis Father

The sub-text added to the screen by Fred Bryant, who is Keaton's father, was re-released with no alterations to the audio or video file. It is posted below.
As people take the time to look & listen to these 21 seconds, it begs the obvious question; what is really going on, what really happened?

The released 21 second video out take is identical [other than the sub-text and stopwatch] to the video that was given to police and the press in 2010. Keaton Otis was shot in Portland Oregon by the Portland Police [Gang Task Force Unit] on May 12, 2010

Stop and reflect,
this is 21 seconds,
he was 25 years old,
he was shot 23 times.