3 officers plead not guilty in Jefferson County Jail death

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3 Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies entered pleas of not guilty to a charge of criminally negligent homicide surrounding the death of an inmate from last April. 33-year-old Anthony Hansen, 53-year-old Christopher Durkan, and 42-year-old Cory Skidgel were all in court for their arraignment. On April 24th last year, 59-year-old James Wippel of Portland was arrested in Warm Springs for heroin possession and delivery and possession of methamphetamine. He died 2 days later in the jail. The case was investigated by the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office and charges were filed. The 3 were released on their own recognizance. Their next trial date is June 19th.

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