- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Criminal Law
- Date Filed: 07-20-2016
- Case #: A158214
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Lagesen, J. for the Court; Ortega, P.J.; & Garrett, J.
Defendant appealed a conviction for initiating a false report, arguing the trial court denied his motion for judgment of acquittal in error. Under State v. McCrorey, 216 Or. App. 301, 172 P.3d 271 (2007), and State v. Strouse, 276 Or. App. 392, 366 P.3d 1185 (2016), “[E]vidence that a person has lied in response to police questioning in the course of an investigation is not enough to convict the person of initiating a false report.” State v. McCrorey, 216 Or. App. 301, 306, 172 P.3d 271 (2007); see also State v. Strouse, 276 Or. App. 392, 404, 366 P.3d 1185 (2016). The Court of Appeals held that the record indicated that Defendant did more than give false statements to the police and therefore that the trial court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion for a judgment of acquittal. Affirmed.