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Fri., April 22, 2011, 8 a.m.

Cop killer attends biker bill signing?

Gov. Chris Gregoire signs a bill to ban motorcycle profiling in the state on April 13. Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, dressed in his riding leathers, leans in to see the bill along with other members of various motorcycle groups, including Robert Christopher, fourth from left. (Jim Camden)
Gov. Chris Gregoire signs a bill to ban motorcycle profiling in the state on April 13. Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, dressed in his riding leathers, leans in to see the bill along with other members of various motorcycle groups, including Robert Christopher, fourth from left. (Jim Camden)

Robert Christopher is possibly pictured fourth from left at the bill signing April 13.

OLYMPIA – One of the bikers gathered around the table as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill outlawing “motorcycle profiling” may have been a member of an outlaw gang whose conviction for killing a Portland police officer in 1979 was overturned.

A photo of the bill-signing, first published in The Spokesman-Review, has law enforcement officials studying the faces and patches on some motorcyclists who applauded as the bill was signed, then posed with Gregoire and several legislators.

Read the rest of Jim Camden's story here.




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