March 4th, 2010 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts

Girl in Beanbag Shooting Re-Arrested Last Night


Portland Police say the 13-year-old girl whose case created a public uproar when she was shot with a beanbag gun last fall by Officer Christopher Humphreys was arrested again last night.

The girl set her bedroom on fire after she became enraged watching evening news coverage of her sentencing yesterday to one year of probation, one cop says.

Detective Mary Wheat, a police spokeswoman, confirmed the girl was arrested but declined to release further information because the girl is a juvenile.

The girl, who WW is not identifying because of her age, was arrested last November on a MAX platform after she was found riding the train despite being excluded earlier for stealing a purse.

The girl struggled violently with police until Humphreys shot her in the leg with a beanbag gun. A decision by Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman to strip Humphreys of his gun and badge pending an internal investigation led more than 600 cops to march on downtown.

When the police union agreed not to release the results of a no-confidence vote in Saltzman and Chief Rosie Sizer, Saltzman re-instated Humphreys to desk duty. Humphreys, who was also involved in the 2006 death of James Chasse Jr. in police custody, is still under investigation for the beanbag shooting.
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