April 12th, 2010 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts

Two Sentences: Chief Rosie Sizer Responds to Road Rage Cases


After requests from WW and other media for interviews about recently reported road-rage incidents involving Portland police, Chief Rosie Sizer this evening responded with a brief written statement.

"Our officers are held accountable for their actions both on and off duty," says the statement, which was sent by email. "People are drawing conclusions about 1,000 officers based on recent reports of incidents that do not accurately reflect the way our bureau members conduct themselves in our community."

Sgt. Kyle Nice pulled a gun on a driver in Washington County on April 3. He is on paid leave pending an internal investigation. Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman this morning announced he and Sizer were placing Nice on desk duty when he returns.

And on Saturday, The Oregonian reported that Sgt. Scott Westerman, head of the police union, yelled at a woman in her car on two separate days in January. Westerman apologized and is now under internal investigation.
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