The Portland police union has lost another high-level member with the resignation of Central Precinct Officer Daryl Turner
from the union's executive board.
Turner declined a request for comment on why he abruptly left the Portland Police Association's
13-member board earlier this month. Sgt. Scott Westerman
, the head of the union, also declined comment on the reasons for Turner's departure.
Turner was a member of the union's team devising a new employment contract between cops and the city. Westerman denied rumors floating through the police bureau that the union will request no substantial salary increase when negotiations with the city begin next year.
"That is a rumor and that is not accurate," Westerman says.
Union Treasurer Mitch Copp
also abruptly quit his post this year, resigning
in April amid controversy over keeping the union's longtime attorney, Will Aitchison.