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    MARCH 22, 2017
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
Finding was released
Tuesday afternoon
By Christen McCurdy
Of The Skanner News
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
ary Gardner has
never sought the
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
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
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
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
Grand Jury
Officer of
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.