Hotseat: Daryl Turner

The Portland Police union boss talks about the new order in City Hall.

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Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner has a framed cartoon drawing in his office of him pulling the pants off a surprised Sam Adams.   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Police Union Says Adams Has Vendetta Against Frashour

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Mayor Sam Adams' determination to to keep fired Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour off the force is "to justify his tenure as police commissioner," Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner said Tuesday morning in a press conference."[Adams] has turned this into his personal vendetta," Turner said. He said the mayor is conducting a "politically motivated witch hunt" and "using taxpayer ...   More
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Failure To Comply

The feds have used independent monitors to reform police agencies elsewhere. But Portland leaders don’t want one here.

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The U.S. Department of Justice last week released a damning report about the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force. The details may...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Read The Portland Police Union President's Blistering Attack On Bureau Leaders

Aaron Campbell case at issue

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Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner has published a long, detailed and yet still raw-feeling screed directed at the leadership of the Portland Police Bureau, including Chief Mike Reese, Lt. Robert King and Mayor Sam Adams.Turner's beef? Adams' decision to ignore an arbitrator's ruling and fire Officer Ron Frashour, who two years ago shot an unarmed man, Aaron Campbell (pictured). The ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Corey Pein

Building Owners, Lawyer, Cops Tired of Occupiers


A sampling of written communication concerning Occupy Portland suggests that people's patience with the downtown tent city erected Oct. 6 is evaporating and that various groups are putting increasing pressure on Mayor Sam Adams to bring the occupation to an end.---Here's an email that Melinda Davison, a utility lawyer whose firm's offices are a couple of blocks from the Occupiers, wrote to Mayor Sam ...   More
Saturday, November 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Randy Leonard Pushes Back on Portland Police Union Boss' Comments

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Don't invite Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner and city Commissioner Randy Leonard to the same function any time soon.The Portland Tribune had a front-page piece today about crack dealing in Old Town in which Turner, the police union president, described the scene as "Crack Alley" and went on to say Leonard's loo has become a popular spot for drug dealers and prostitutes."This is Crack ...   More
Thursday, February 10, 2011 HANK STERN

Source: Impasse Friday in Police Contract Negotiations; Public Scrutiny Gone

Scuttlebutt tonight in the Portland Police Bureau is that one or both parties in contract negotiations between the city and the police union are set to declare an impasse Friday. That situation would remove public scrutiny and move the contract talks behind closed doors. Negotiations were stalled for months earlier this year when the union balked at having residents and media observe meetings. After ...   More
Thursday, December 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City and Police Union Survive Negotiations Without Declaring Impasse

Contrary to their previously reported plans, the City of Portland and the police union survived a morning round of contract negotiations with neither side declaring impasse. That means the talks will remain open to the public for now. But the next round of talks is set for next Friday, Dec. 10. And the union president, Officer Daryl Turner, says the option remains to declare an impasse and ...   More
Friday, December 3, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Police Union Announces Tentative Contract Deal With the City

The Portland Police Association today announced on its website what the union leadership is calling a "tentative contract agreement" with the City of Portland. The announcement says the union's 900 members will learn the terms of the deal next month at two general meetings with Officer Daryl Turner, who heads the police union; and union attorney Will Aitchison. WW published excerpts on Dec. ...   More
Monday, December 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

WW Obtains Draft Police Contract: What Cops Might Trade for a 2-Percent Raise

 WW has obtained a working draft of the contract the Portland police union is negotiating with the city.The draft, received from a source inside the union, may come as a shock to many of the Portland Police Association’s 900 members. In return for making major concessions in a new contract on controversial items such as comp time, police oversight and drug testing for ...   More
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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