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The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office expects to decide soon whether to charge Portland Police Bureau officer Bradley McIntyre.

FILE - A Portland police badge is shown here. Whether a Portland cop accused of on-duty drunkenness actually will be charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants could be decided as soon as next week, the Tribune has learned.

Portland Police Bureau Forensic Investigator Bradley McIntyre apparently was arrested on suspicion of DUII just after midnight Feb. 26, 2021, after he arrived at the scene of a shooting in Northeast Portland and "a supervisor became concerned," authorities said at the time.

McIntyre, a 23-year veteran of the force, allegedly got back into his car and was seen driving away from the scene before being pulled over shortly thereafter, police said.

Since then, the case has been quietly handed off to Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt determined that his office might face a conflict of interest during the investigation.

"We expect our review and charging decision to be completed next week," according to an April 30 email to the Tribune from Jessica Chandler, a spokeswoman for the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.

A PPB spokesman confirms that McIntyre hasn't returned to work since the incident and remains on paid administrative leave.

In most criminal cases, Oregon court clerks typically file some initial documents within a day or so of an arrest being made — regardless of whether prosecutors ultimately decide to pursue the charges.

Officials said in February that McIntyre was "taken into custody and processed," but there are no court records to that effect.

"We have searched our records under the name," said a Multnomah County court clerk, "and were unable to locate a DUII charge in our court."

Zane Sparling
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