Compassion key theme for county district attorney

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
VALE – The case seemed cut and dried for Nyssa Police Chief Ray Rau.
His officers had arrested 19-year-old Christian Ramirez, suspected of assaulting his mother and taking $300. But Rau needed immediate guidance on the state’s search-and-seizure law. Rau dialed the cell number for Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney. Goldthorpe picked up after a few rings. Rau wasn’t surprised.
“Every time we call he answers,” said Rau.
That’s a big deal for Rau.
“When there is a question on a case. I want the district . . .