No charges for West Linn cops in wrongful arrest of Black man

Michael Fesser (right) talks with acting WLPD Chief Peter Mahuna and Capt. Oddis Rollins at a Black Lives Matter event in West Linn over the summer.

Federal prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges after concluding an investigation into whether West Linn police violated the civil rights of Michael Fesser in their 2017 wrongful of the Black Portland man.

The U.S. Attorney's Office, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the FBI launched the investigation one year ago after West Linn paid Fesser $600,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit.