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Posted on: March 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eugene Police Department Statement in Wake of Atlanta Shootings of Asian Women

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Eugene Police is greatly saddened  by the murder of Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia, and the rise of anti-Asian bias incidents around the country and the fear this has created in our community. Eugene Police, in solidarity with our Asian community and the nation, has lowered its flags to half-staff to mourn the loss.


It is unacceptable for us to have anyone in our community live with the anxiety of not knowing if there is a threat in our local area and if they are supported. Firstly, you are supported. We have zero tolerance here for hate crimes and will act on reports received. Secondly,  our Special Investigations Unit is aware of and tracking the events in Atlanta, and we are connected with the federal government’s Fusion Center to pinpoint any threats to our area. We have not seen any threat to our Asian community in Eugene at this time and have not had any reports of bias crimes against Asians this year. 


We will continue to monitor and respond to any reports we receive and will let our community know if the status changes. 

Reporting Hate and Bias Crimes

Eugene Police Department

If anyone does need to report a bias crime that does not have immediate life and safety or property concerns, we would ask them to please call the Eugene Police Department at 541-682-5111. If it is an immediate life and safety or property concern, please call 911. 

City of Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement Office

Additionally, our City’s Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement is available as a resource for complaints or concerns in the following ways:

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