DA taps outside legal team to review hundreds of cases linked to former cop in The Dalles

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District Attorney Matt Ellis said he has given lawyers with the FA:IR Law Project access to cases where Jeff Kienlen played a role as either a patrol officer or detective in The Dalles.Getty Images

Wasco County’s top prosecutor has tapped outside attorneys with a Portland-based legal project focused on preventing wrongful convictions and excessive sentences to review hundreds of criminal cases linked to a former police officer who was disciplined for lying.

District Attorney Matt Ellis said he has given lawyers with the FA:IR Law Project access to cases where Jeff Kienlen played a role as either a patrol officer or detective in The Dalles.

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