Date: December 6, 2021
Subject: Brandon L. Keck, 30
Involved Bureau Members: Officer John Hughes
On Monday, December 6, 2021, shortly before 10 a.m., Portland Police responded to I-5 in the area of Rosa Parks Way regarding an armed suspect involved in multiple carjackings and violent incidents. During the last carjacking, a woman and her family ran from the car and it was first reported she was shot. It was later determined her injury was not from a bullet.
During the course of contacting the suspect, Officer John Hughes, a 17-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau deployed his weapon, killing the suspect was later identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner as Brandon L. Keck.
On March 10, 2022, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence, a grand jury returned a not true bill and found the use of force by a Portland Police Bureau officer that resulted in the death of Brandon Keck, 30, was not criminal under Oregon law.
As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau conducts an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.
The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer-involved shooting may be found in Directive 1010.10.