City Offers $21,000 in Lawsuit by Cop Transferred to Property Room


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The City of Portland has offered $21,000 to settle a lawsuit by a police officer who claimed he suffered retaliation after voicing concern about one of the cops involved in the death of James Chasse Jr. Officer Tom Brennan was transferred from patrol duty to working in the Police Bureau property room last January. The move came shortly after Brennan expressed concern about a heated encounter ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Two Sentences: Chief Rosie Sizer Responds to Road Rage Cases


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After requests from WW and other media for interviews about recently reported road-rage incidents involving Portland police, Chief Rosie Sizer this evening responded with a brief written statement. "Our officers are held accountable for their actions both on and off duty," says the statement, which was sent by email. "People are drawing conclusions about 1,000 officers based on recent reports ...   More
 
Monday, April 12, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Saltzman Puts Chasse Cop on Desk Duty after Road Rage Case


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Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman tells WW he and Chief Rosie Sizer decided today to take Sgt. Kyle Nice off the street following a recent off-duty road-rage incident in Washington County. Nice — one of the cops involved in the 2006 death of James Chasse Jr. in police custody — is currently on paid leave pending an internal Portland police investigation of the road-rage incident. ...   More
 
Monday, April 12, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

After Road Rage, Saltzman May Take Chasse Cop Off Street


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After Portland Police Sgt. Kyle Nice's reported road-rage incident last weekend, Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman may take Nice off the street. "I am considering it," Saltzman said this morning in a WW endorsement interview. Saltzman said he has spoken with Chief Rosie Sizer about the matter and is scheduled to do so again today. He says he will make a decision by Monday. Saltzman also ...   More
 
Friday, April 9, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Chasse Cop Caught in Road Rage Incident


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One of the Portland cops involved in the 2006 death of James Chasse Jr. was involved over the weekend in a road-rage incident in Washington County. Portland police have opened an internal investigation in the incident, which cops say occurred when Sgt. Kyle Nice was off-duty on Saturday afternoon. Police here found out about the incident at Southwest 80th and Oleson over the weekend. But ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Cop-Suing Lawyer Pulls a Fast One on the City and Sgt. Kyle Nice


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While reporting this week's story about antiwar protester Joe Walsh's lawsuit against the city of Portland, we ran across a supremely entertaining gem related to another case against the city's cops. The exchange came while Greg Kafoury, a Portland lawyer well-known for suing the city's police, deposed Sgt. Kyle Nice (pictured above, courtesy KOIN) on April 9. Kafoury was deposing Nice that ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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