Summing up the knowns—and unknowns—about the controversial death of James Chasse Jr.
What we know now about the death of James Chasse Jr. is probably all we'll know until his family takes the all-but-certain step of filing a civil lawsuit against Portland police and other agencies inv ...
Even through a stack of documents released last week revealed further discrepancies between witnesses and Portland police accounts of the fatal Sept. 17 takedown of James Chasse Jr. in the Pearl District, they do back police up on a crucial point.
None of the six civilian witnesses to the police takedown of James Chasse Jr. agreed with Portland Police that he was pushed, as the department said a month ago in a "fact sheet" about the incident.Ad ...
None of six civilian witnesses to the police takedown of James Chasse Jr. agreed with the Portland Police Bureau's official story that the mentally ill man was pushed—rather than tackled—to the ground during his fatal encounter with cops on Sept. 17.
Police issued a "fact sheet" a month after Chasse's death, which a coroner ruled was caused by blunt-force trauma suffered...
Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey plans to argue state ethics investigators got it wrong when they made preliminary allegations of two conflict-of-interest violations, her lawyer said yesterday.
The Oregon Government Standards and Practices board will hear her arguments at its Friday meeting.
The investigation knocked de Steffey for allegedly failing...
WW analyzed a Portland Police Bureau database tracking the department's use of force, which we obtained under public records laws. It contains more than 8,500 reports from a roughly two and half year period.
1241: the number of suspects reported injured
416: the number of officers reported injured
(Police say the figures may not be accurate because thei...
According to Portland Police Bureau documents released Thursday, local developer Homer Willams —the man responsible for the construction of much of the Pearl District—witnessed part of the police confrontation with James Chasse Jr. on Sept. 17 as he dined at Bluehour, one of the ritzy neighborhood's premier restaurants.
State ethics investigators have made a preliminary finding of two conflict-of-interest violations by Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey. The state's ethics board is scheduled to hear the case Friday in Salem.
Rojo de Steffey is accused of failing to disclose a potential conflict of interest with a property deal sought by a development company employing her husband.<...