Lord Of The Files

An Oregon lawyer fights to open police internal affairs records.

Cops and Courts
When police raided William Traverso’s house last fall, it wasn’t the first time cops had come knocking. Traverso was caught up in a 2008 FBI    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Assistant Portland Chief Bret Smith Named New Top Cop in Canby

Two weeks ago we noted that two high-ranking Portland cops had applied to be the new Canby police chief. Well, the results are in today, and Assistant Chief Bret Smith has accepted the job. Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Portland Police, "was selected for his integrity, leadership abilities, experience and professionalism," according to a news release (PDF) from the City of Canby. The ...   More
Friday, November 13, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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