Officer involved in controversial shooting back on the job

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by AP

kgw.com

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 17 at 1:24 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man last month returned to duty on Wednesday.

Officer Ron Frashour was cleared to go back to work after a Multnomah County grand jury found his use of deadly force fell within guidelines. But Frashour will be working for a neighborhood response team, and not taking emergency calls.

Frashour said he shot 25-year-old Aaron Campbell because he believed Campbell was reaching for a weapon and trying to get into position to use it.

Campbell was shot in the back when he emerged from his girlfriend's apartment following calls to 911 from her family that Campbell was suicidal and wanted police to kill him.

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