Republican House Speaker Christine Drazan joined Friday`s meeting and issued a statement calling on Governor Brown to « intervene » in Portland – and joined the PSO in targeting Schmidt`s policy, saying it set « an incredible dangerous precedent. » This arbitration proceeding is the result of a collective agreement between the OREGON STATE POLICE OFFICERS Association (hereinafter the Association) on behalf of Kirk Melahn and the OREGON DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE (CI-APRÈS THE EMPLOYER OR STAT) under which David GABA was chosen as arbitrator and that his arbitration award between the parties will be final and binding. OSU has also entered into a mutual assistance agreement with the Corvallis Police Department for students living off campus. If the facts amounted to the fact that a reasonable soldier (not good or mean) would have felt the detachment of May 30, 1999 as a non-emergency situation, I would defend the position of the States that Trooper Melahn was guilty of poor judgment and terminated. While overweight evidence supports this view, it does not amount to clear and convincing evidence. Here is a testimony of Sergeant Kuehmichel in the recorded interview of June 5, 1999 with Trooper Melahn: dismissal is recognized as the extreme industrial penalty, because the employee`s work, seniority and other contractual benefits are at stake. Because of the seriousness of the sentence, the burden is generally imposed on the employer as evidence of misconduct, and probably always when the agreement requires « just cause » for dismissal.  The parties define the following statement: The Oregon State Police has been tasked by the Governor with the security of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, with the aim of slowing down nighttime clashes between the municipality and federal officials. We made a two-week police commitment, which passed on a large number of resources from across the state to Portland – many at the expense of rural communities. The university`s state police are transferred to vacancies in neighbouring areas.
A full explanation from the Oregon State Police can be read below. While Sergeant Kuehmichels supports Sergeant Kuehmichel`s argument that the overall tone and content of the interview between dispatcher Sanderson and Trooper Melahn on May 30 does not support the interpretation of the emergency call, this view is at odds with the dialogue elsewhere in this interview. This is confirmed by excerpts from the original recorded interview on May 30, 1999. Dispatcher Sanderson first told Trooper Melahn: I`ll probably send you to a 12-35 tagged by Tanya, but maybe not, it could be a 12-16.  Later, Dispatcher Sanderson said: Yes, someone called him 12-16. And of course, we`re in the worst case scenario. Name 12-35 is the code of an abandoned vehicle, while 12-16 refers to an accident, and the message conveyed here is that the shipment could and should have been interpreted at least at the face value of the distributors` second statement.