City, Albina Ministerial Alliance Close to Deal on Police Reforms

Police union calls their negotiations failed


Mayor Charlie Hales said this morning a deal between the city and the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition over the U.S. Department of Justice's mandated reforms is near.In a press release, the mayor's office played up the deal, which it says may be finalized within two weeks, and downplayed the fact that negotiations between the city and the Portland Police Association have stalled.In September 2012, ...   More
Monday, June 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Albina Ministerial Alliance Speaks on Chasse Settlement, Last Week's Shooting and the New Chief

The Albina Ministerial Alliance held a news conference this morning in Northeast Portland's Allen Temple C.M.E. Church to catch up on a busy week of big news dealing with police. The AMA's Coalition for Peace and Justice was formed to push for police reform after the Jan. 29 shooting of Aaron Campbell. In the last week, much has occurred to draw the AMA's attention. First came the announcement ...   More
Monday, May 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Reaction to Mayor's Decision to Fire Sizer and Replace Saltzman As Police Commissioner

The person everyone wants to hear from, following this morning's major police shakeup, is Commissioner Dan Saltzman. But Saltzman wasn't at City Hall after Mayor Sam Adams announced at noon he was both taking over the Police Bureau (16 months after taking the unusual step for a mayor of assigning it to Saltzman) and firing Chief Rosie Sizer. Meanwhile, one of Saltzman's main opponents in the ...   More
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Albina Ministerial Alliance: "Keaton Otis Did Not Have to Die"

The Albina Ministerial Alliance this morning called the fatal police shooting of Keaton Otis "both preventable and unnecessary." "Keaton Otis did not have to die and Officer Christopher Burley did not have to be shot," Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the alliance's Coalition for Justice and Police Reform said at a news conference. Otis, a 25-year-old African-American man who suffered from mental illness, ...   More
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Albina Ministerial Alliance's Views of Capt. Mark Kruger

The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform is a frequent critic of the Portland Police Bureau. And we wondered in light of the concerns expressed by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland over police Capt. Mark Kruger what the ministerial alliance thinks about the recent news surrounding Kruger. Here's an insta-recap of the latest about Kruger, whose interest ...   More
Saturday, October 16, 2010 Jacob Pierce


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