The investigation will begin after a police probe is concluded. The Portland Police Association union did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Delgado’s family previously called for an independent investigation of the shooting. Their attorney, J. Ashlee Albies, has said video of the encounter and witness accounts are “deeply disturbing and alarming.”
“We see that Robert is having a mental health crisis,” she said. “He is clearly struggling to keep his composure and we hear the way that the police were responding.”
DeLong fired at Delgado from behind a tree about 90 feet away.
Delgado suffered from anxiety and depression and had been living outside and staying with friends, according to his family and court records, the Oregonian/OregonLive has reported. His sister said he struggled with substance abuse addiction.
Rosenblum will assign an assistant attorney general to work with two Multnomah County deputy district attorneys to oversee the criminal investigation.
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