Today the Multnomah County grand jury returned a not true bill in the death of Thomas Manford Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was fatally shot by police on January 2, 2011 in an abandoned car wash at 3147 SE 82ndAve in Portland. The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force by two members of the Portland Police Bureau was justified under the criminal law.
A motion to publicly disclose the transcripts of the grand jury testimony will be presented to the Presiding Court. If the motion is granted, the transcripts should be available late next week on the public District Attorney's website at http://www.mcda.us/.