Eugene Public Library Bans Man for One Year

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Eugene Public Library Bans Man for One Year


Byline: Chelsea Gorrrow The Register-Guard

A man has been banned from the Eugene Public Library for one year after sleeping in the building, then uttering a racial slur toward a security guard as he was leaving, Eugene police said this week.

Gregory Patrick Murphy, 61, with no known address, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge for the library incident, which occurred just after 3 p.m. Sunday, police said. He also was arrested on three Multnomah County warrants, including for theft and criminal mistreatment, and taken to the Lane County Jail, police said.

More than 200 people are restricted from the library, the library's director, Connie Bennett, said. However, a one-year ban is rare, Bennett said. Most are restricted for one month - an "educational opportunity" - if they are having trouble understanding and following the library's basic guidelines, she said.

Others are sometimes restricted for three months, "and in very rare instances" for one year, she said. Because the police were called in Murphy's case, Bennett said he was banned automatically for one year.

The most common problem that has resulted in people being banned from the public place is disruptive conduct, according to a library study that provides annual statistics on the instances in which people have had behavioral or criminal issues in the building.

Sixty-five cases of disruptive conduct have occurred this year alone, Bennett said. Murphy fell into that category, she said.

The incident involving Murphy unfolded when a librarian allegedly discovered him sleeping, and then being disorderly, on the library's third floor. Security responded as Murphy was on his way out of the building, police said.

A security guard attempted to take a photo of Murphy as he was leaving - standard protocol for incidents to help the staff identify violators, Bennett said - but he allegedly used "an expletive derogatory to black people" as he walked out the door, crossed the street and stood in a Lane Transit District bus bay, police said. …

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