A campus police officer at Central Oregon Community College who was convicted of murdering a campus co-ed has triggered legislation that requires a more thorough screening of campus police applicants before they’re hired.
Edwin Lara abducted and murdered a Bend co-ed and then went on a crime spree down into California where he shot a man while holding another woman hostage.
Under the bill signed by Governor Brown, there will be more thorough background checks and mental evaluations of campus security applicants. And from now on, campus cops won’t look like regular police and they won’t drive cars that look or function like regular police cars. The law applies to all Oregon community colleges.
Here’s the story in the Oregonian. Click here.