Federal Investigators Mum On Thursday's Portland Police Shooting (Updated)

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The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to comment to WW whether and how the shooting of an apparently mentally ill person by a central precinct police officer last week will affect a recently launched DOJ investigation of the Portland Police Bureau. Nevertheless, it's clear DOJ officials will be looking over the bureau's shoulder as it investigates the incident internally. On Thursday, Officer ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 COREY PAUL

Many Questions Remain After Press Conference for Police Shotgun Shooting

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After a Friday afternoon press conference with Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese, plenty remains unclear about why a Central Precinct officer on Thursday shot a 20-year-old man with a gun that under police rules should never carry lethal ammunition. Police bureau managers suggested Officer Dane Reister violated several safeguards when he fired four live rounds from a bright-orange shotgun ...   More
 
Friday, July 1, 2011 COREY PAUL

Officer in Shotgun Shooting Was Involved in Previous Videotaped Incident

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The Central Precinct officer cops say mistakenly fired five shotgun rounds instead of beanbags at a man disobeying police orders Thursday was involved in a 2008 incident where a video camera recorded him aggressively rousting suspected drug dealers. The officer, Dane Reister, also ticketed the cameraman, though the Multnomah County district attorney's office declined to prosecute him. Reister and ...   More
 
Friday, July 1, 2011 COREY PAUL

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