MARCH 22, 2017 25 CENTS Portland and Seattle Volume XXXIX No. 25 News .............................. 3,8-10 A & E .....................................6-7 Opinion ...................................2 PPS Board Candidates ..10 Calendars ........................... 4-5 Bids/Classifieds ....................11 CHALLENGING PEOPLE TO SHAPE A BETTER FUTURE NOW PHOTO VIA GOFUNDME GARDNER RETIRES Finding was released Tuesday afternoon By Christen McCurdy Of The Skanner News P ortland Police Bureau officer Andrew Hearst, who fatally shot 17-year-old Quanice Hayes Feb. 9, will not be indicted in connection with the incident. A Multnomah County Grand Jury determined Tuesday that Hearst was justified in his use of deadly force against the Portland teenager. Hearst has worked for the Portland Police Bu- reau for seven years and is currently assigned to East Precinct. According to a press release sent out by Portland Police Bureau Tuesday, See SHOOTING on page 3 In this photo taken July 21, 2016, then-Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort stands between Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. World News Briefs page 10 Kam Williams Previews New Movies Opening page 6 This Week Mary Gardner, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s longtime programming director, retires at the end of this month. Mary Gardner to Hang Up Her Hat at OPB Programming director will leave big shoes to fill on retirement By Christen McCurdy Of The Skanner News M ary Gardner has never sought the spotlight. Growing up, she was fascinated by televi- sion and movies, and loved “the illusion” of the TV me- dium. When her youngest child was three, she started attending Los Angeles City College to study directing. “But I have done no direct- ing,” she said. “I’ve run the camera a few times during pledge.” Garder has worked at Or- egon Public Broadcasting since 1984, and has served as its programming direc- tor since 2008. Program- mers have a different role than others in television, often working alone, but serve the critical role of deciding which programs to air and invest in. (Local stations can get some pro- grams without paying any more than their due to the Public Broadcasting Sys- tem, but others they pay for.) Gardner, her husband and their three children moved to Oregon in 1980 “on pure faith.” Gardner was born in Tex- as, lived in the Washing- ton, D.C. area until she was 10 and then moved to Los Angeles, where she attend- ed junior high and high school, met her husband and started her family. Gardner retires at the end of March. Originally, she’d planned to leave her post at the end of Decem- ber, but stayed on as the station has struggled to re- place her — and continues to search. “We’ve had an incredi- bly difficult time replac- ing her,” Steve Bass, OPB’s chief executive officer, told The Skanner. ‘I’m in trouble’ Gardner started her television career at KGW in 1980. She was hired to fill in the breaks between programs, and her first job at OPB was to compile the “record list” — a list of pro- grams scheduled to be re- corded in the near future. “At previous jobs, I’d learn everything there was to learn and then I’d be bored,” Gardner said. Af- ter a short time at OPB, she thought, “I’m in trouble,” and started seeking out other tasks and opportuni- See JUMP on page 3 Report Finds Harrowing Conditions for Detainees Black detainees are overrepresented among inmates experiencing mental illness By Melanie Sevcenko Of The Skanner News T he Multnomah County Deten- tion Center is under scrutiny by Disability Rights Oregon, after an investigative report by the non-profit revealed the jail’s ram- pant use of solitary confinement, re- straints, and routine force against its mentally ill detainees. Over half of the 1,000-plus inmates being held at Multnomah County’s two jails have been diagnosed with mental health issues. The most se- rious cases are deferred to MCDC, a 10-floor maximum-security facility in downtown Portland run by the Multnomah County Sheriff ’s Office. The disturbing 57-page report highlights the prevalence of racial disparities in the county jails as well. According to additional Multnomah County studies complied and re- viewed by DRO, “Black detainees are hugely overrepresented among de- tainees experiencing mental illness.” African Americans are 5.6 percent of the county population, but repre- See MCDC on page 3 PHOTO BY CHAD MARQUEZ Grand Jury Clears Officer of Wrongdoing PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING The officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Quanice Hayes, shown here, won’t be indicted, it was announced Tuesday. Mentally ill detainee in cell, Multnomah County Detention Center.