Brock Ameele

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Service Record

Corvalis Oregon Police Department

Rank Officer[1]
Salary $113,387 (2016)[2]
Last Known Status Separated

Bend Oregon Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended October 12, 2022.[3]
Salary $100,367 (2021)[4]
Last Known Status Terminated[3]

Incident Reports

2022 Policy Violations

Response Timeline

On January 28, 2022, the department reported to the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (ODPSST) that Ameele had violated department policies.[5]

On May 26, 2022, an internal investigation determined that Ameele had violated internal policies on the handling of firearms and professional conduct.[5]

Ameele was suspended without pay for one day.[5]

2022 Use of Force

On April 9, 2022, Officer James Poole made a traffic stop during which a passenger walked away from the scene. Poole had no reason to detain the man, and told him that he was free to go. Ameele heard that the man had left, responded to the scene, and located the man.

Ameele did not ask the man for identification, but reported to the dispatcher that the man refused to ID himself. Ameele told the man to stop several times. The man continued walking away, including walking in the bicycle lane. Ameele reported to Officer Ben Schlechter that he was going to stop the man for Improper Position Upon a Highway. Ameele claimed that the man motioned a "finger gun", prompting him to take the man to the ground, handcuff him, and walk him to a patrol car. Ameele told Sergeant Rob Emerson that he would also charge the man for Interference with a Police Officer (IPO) as the event was a force response that required Ameele to tackle the man. Emerson told Ameele that he did not have cause to charge the man with IPO.[3]

Ameele charged the man with IPO.[3]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera video.[3]

Response Timeline

On April 11, 2022, the District Attorney refused to charge the man with IPO as a person could not interfere with their own investigation.[3]

Ameele did not report that the man motioned a "finger gun", and it was not seen in the body-worn camera video.[3]

On May 19, 2022, Ameele was informed that he would be interviewed in the investigation on May 26.[3]

On May 24, 2022, 963 items were deleted from Ameele's work cell phone.[3]

The department sustained 10 policy violations against Ameele including Search and Seizure, Law Enforcement Authority, Force Response, Standards of Conduct, Investigation and Prosecution, Body Worn Camera Program, and Property and Evidence.[3]

On October 12, 2022, Ameele was fired.[3]

Ameele's certification was revoked by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Board.[6]

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References

  1. Bryce Dole, Oregon police officer fired for using unreasonable force, deleting files now plans to sue, The Oregonian, 2023-11-22
  2. Brock Ameele A, Police Officer, City Of Corvallis, govSalaries
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Staff Report – Separation, Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 2023-11-16
  4. Brock Ameele, City of Bend, govSalaries
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Reporting Discipline Involving Economic Sanction, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 2022-09-29
  6. Christian Willbern, Oregon public safety board revokes certifications of police, correctional officials, Salem Statesman Journal, 2024-01-26

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