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Anita Ruiz (no injuries)

Date: January 2, 2019
Suspect: Anita M. Ruiz, 34
Involved Bureau Member: Officer Onest Robert

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 11:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence at the Stacy Lee Apartments, located at 141 Northeast 147th Avenue, on the report of a domestic disturbance.

When officers arrived at the location they contacted people believed to be involved in the disturbance. As officers contacted several people believed to be involved in the disturbance, a responding officer fired his service firearm.

There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident or the officer firing his service firearm.

The suspect, 34-year-old Anita M. Ruiz, was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The involved member was identified Officer Onest Robert, a six-year-veteran of the Bureau.

During the investigation, detectives located and seized the knife believed to be possessed by Ruiz as she charged at officers.

The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer-involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

On September 11, 2019, District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Ruiz pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful use of a weapon following a domestic disturbance. 

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.