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He helped his overdosing friend by calling 911. Police slapped him with a manslaughter charge.

When his friend began overdosing last November, 32-year-old Christopher Williams did what everyone has been taught to do with a person in a medical emergency: He called 911. Tragically, his friend still died.

This week, Williams was charged with manslaughter for the death.

The reason: Williams was allegedly involved in helping 18-year-old Ariell Brundige in Clay County, Florida, get the drug that she overdosed on. That would normally involve, perhaps, charges for drug possession or distribution. But in this case, police have not only charged Williams with manslaughter, but have also charged 32-year-old Trumaine Muller, who supplied the drugs to Brundige, with murder and 26-year-old Tyler Hamilton, who also helped in getting the drugs, with manslaughter, according to Jacksonville.com.

According to police, Brundige joined Hamilton, her boyfriend, and Williams, a friend, to buy what they thought was heroin from Muller. It turned out to be fentanyl, a

Read more at: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/24/15684664/opioid-epidemic-manslaughter-overdose-charge

Eugene police: Officer attacked near River Road, was helped by a … – The Register

A Eugene police officer was attacked and briefly overwhelmed by a man Thursday evening in the River Road area but was able to gain control of the suspect with the help of a good Samaritan, Eugene police said Friday.

The good Samaritan is a 53-year-old Eugene man, police said Friday, but the man’s name has not been released.

Officer Jeremy Greene suffered minor injuries in the struggle, police said, but did not require medical treatment. His injuries included scrapes and scratches on his neck, knees and elbows.

Christopher Leonard Johnson, 32, was arrested for assaulting a public safety officer and was taken to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield by medics as a precaution, police said. He was cleared by hospital staff and taken to the Lane County Jail on the assault charge, as well as warrants for second-degree criminal trespass and

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Eugene police: Officer attacked near River Road, was helped by a passerby – The Register

A Eugene police officer was attacked and briefly overwhelmed by a man Thursday evening in the River Road area but was able to gain control of the suspect with the help of a Good Samaritan, Eugene police said Friday.

The Good Samaritan is a 53-year-old Eugene man, police said Friday, but the man’s name has not been released.

Officer Jeremy Greene suffered minor injuries in the struggle, police said, but did not require medical treatment. His injuries included scrapes and scratches on his neck, knees and elbows.

Christopher Leonard Johnson, 32, was arrested for assaulting a public safety officer and was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield by medics as a precaution, police said. He was cleared by hospital staff and taken to the Lane County Jail on the assault charge, as well as warrants for second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly

Read more at: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35573753-75/eugene-police-officer-attacked-near-river-road-was-helped-by-a-passerby.html.csp