March 4, 2021

Oregon Bill Allows Victims to Sue for Racially Motivated 911 Calls

Oregon passed House Bill 3216 which will allow victims to sue the 911 caller for up to $250 if the victim is able to prove the 9-1-1 call was racially motivated and that the caller intended to discriminate or harm the reputation of the victim.

The bill comes nearly a year after Oregon state representative Janelle Bynum’s story broke after one of her constituents placed a call to 9-1-1 reporting her as a suspicious person, causing her to be questioned by police as she campaigned for her second term,

Original story: Oregon Passes Bill to let Victims of Racially Motivated 911 Calls to Sue Caller

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