PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A review of the shooting death of a weighmaster five months ago has led Clackamas County to order weighmasters to stop pulling over trucks.
Consultants told the county that the uniforms and cars lead drivers to believe weighmasters are police officers, but they are not trained or equipped like officers.
Authorities believe Grady Waxenfelter was perceived as an officer when he was fatally shot by a truck driver during a February traffic stop. The suspect remains at large.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/RGu8t4 ) Clackamas County Administrator Donald Krupp ordered county weighmasters to stop pulling over commercial vehicles Monday while the county reconsiders the future of the program.
Consultants say weighmasters should look less like cops or be commissioned as special deputies.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com