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Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson

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Officer-Involved Shooting Summaries

Date: November19, 2022
Subject: Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson

Bureau Member: Officer Christopher Sathoff 

Multnomah County DA Memo

Grand Jury Transcripts

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 12:24a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.  A short time later, an officer spotted a vehicle similar in description of the suspect vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle was driving in a reckless manner.

The vehicle stopped in a parking lot in the 2900 block of Southeast Steele Street, where officers attempted to contact the occupants. At 12:41a.m, an officer involved shooting happened and one male, later identified as 30-year-old Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson was injured and transported by ambulance for medical treatment. The officer involved was Officer Christopher Sathoff, a 4-year veteran of PPB. Other suspects were detained pending investigation. Clark-Johnson later passed away due to his injuries. An autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Clark-Johnson Died from the gunshot wound. His family has been notified of his death.

As is standard practice, the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit investigated the incident in conjunction with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and East County Major Crimes Team, all of whom responded to the scene.  On August 16, 2023, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence to a grand jury, the jury returned a no true bill, meaning the officer's use of deadly force 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