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Oregon board will review release of officer killer

SALEM (AP) — The state parole board says it will reconsider its decision to release an Oregon man who killed a John Day police officer in 1992.

The Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision said Tuesday that Sidney Porter won’t be released June 7 as previously scheduled.

The board plans to reopen Porter’s parole hearing in September.

The decision to release Porter angered the law-enforcement community and some state legislators.

On Monday, Gov. John Kitzhaber sent a letter asking board members to reconsider their decision, saying the review process they had undertaken was flawed.

Last week, the board’s chairwoman and its executive director told lawmakers the evidence at Porter’s parole hearing led them to conclude that he is no longer a danger to the community.

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