Portland Police, U.S. Department of Justice, Release Agreement on Mental Health Reforms


The U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland released a settlement agreement Friday on changes the city must make in order to stay out of court, in the wake of the DOJ’s findings that police have a pattern of using excessive force against the mentally ill.The agreement ramps up both internal and external supervision of the department, expands police crisis training and response and further ...   More
Friday, October 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Full Senate Confirms Amanda Marshall as U.S. Attorney


The U.S. Senate last night voted to confirm Amanda Marshall as the U.S. Attorney for Oregon. Marshall, currently in charge of the child advocacy section of the Oregon Department of Justice, replaces interim U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton as the state's top federal prosecutor. Holton—and before him Kent Robinson—served in interim roles after former U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut resigned in July 2009. ...   More
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.

Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Partial List of U.S. Attorney Candidates For Oregon: Updated

The applicants to be the next U.S. Attorney for Oregon include a slew of white men, at least one African-American man, and a woman who has set up a Facebook page to solicit support. Like the two federal judgeships currently in play, the U.S. Attorney's job requires presidential appointment and is highly coveted in legal circles. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon is the state's top federal prosecutor ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Some Surprises in Oregon's U.S. Attorney Sweepstakes

Over the weekend, a 13-person selection committee interviewed candidates for two plum federal law enforcement posts in Oregon: U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal. The U.S. Attorney's spot in particular is a high-profile position and highly desirable. Going into the weekend, many insiders speculated that Dwight Holton, an assistant U.S. Attorney was likely to be one of three finalists. The son of ...   More
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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