District attorney needs more time to decide on deadly pit bull charges

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - The Baker County district attorney says he'll decide next week whether anyone will face charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was mauled by a pit bull.

Matt Shirtcliff told the Baker City Herald he's still reviewing reports from the recently completed police investigation.

Jordan Ryan of Baker City died Sept. 27 after he was attacked while visiting the home of a family friend.

Meanwhile, the Baker City Council this week agreed to have the police chief oversee a committee that's writing an ordinance to help control dangerous dogs.


Information from: Baker City Herald