Analyst Sues Multnomah County Sheriff, Claims Age Discrimination

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 A senior research analyst fired last year from his job at the Multnomah County Sheriff's office filed suit yesterday claiming he was terminated after he refused efforts to force him into early retirement.Markley Drake, 61, began working as an analyst for the office in 2005, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Then in 2011 the office hired a new director ...   More
Thursday, June 19, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Meeting on Immigration Holds in County Jail Draws Dozens of Protestors, Sheriff Staton a No-Show


More than 50 protestors showed up to rally against Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton’s policy on Immigrations and Customs Enforcement holds at today's Board of County Commissioners meeting.Staton, however, did not. The sheriff was scheduled to explain to county commissioners why he’s only rejected 27 of 323 requests from federal officials to keep suspected undocumented immigrants despite ...   More
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

No Thaw In Jail’s Chill

The Multnomah County Sheriff's new policy to hold fewer undocumented immigrants is having little effect.

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Saul Paz spent 16 days in the Multnomah County Jail this August after flashing fake ID to a bouncer at an Old Town club. Paz is old enough to drink—he’s 26. But he’s also an undocumented imm   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Sheriff's Department Deducting Union Dues from Deputies' Paychecks, Keeping the Money, Tort Claim Says

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A Multnomah County Sheriff Corrections Deputy is threatening to sue the county, saying the sheriff's department is deducting his union dues from his paychecks—but then keeping the money.A tort claim filed Sept. 27 by Portland attorney Hank Kaplan, who represents the county's corrections deputies union, says the union hasn't received money from dues withheld from deputies since around April 2012."We ...   More
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Sheriff's Deputy Crashes Prisoner Transport into Jail, Sends Five Inmates to Hospital

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A Multnomah County Sheriff's deputy crashed a prisoner transport vehicle into a pillar and gate at the Multnomah County Detention Center, WW has learned. Twenty two prisoners were inside, and five were sent to the hospital for evaluation, Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Steve Alexander says. No one suffered serious injury in the crash. The deputy, who's name is not being released at this time, is still on ...   More
Friday, November 2, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Multnomah County Undersheriff's Trip to Border School Cost Taxpayers $1,273


Multnomah County Undersheriff Tim Moore's trip to El Paso, Texas, to a "border school and tour" hosted by an anti-immigration group cost local taxpayers $1,273.37. As WW first reported yesterday, Moore spent Sept. 21 and 22 at a training hosted by the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR). The sheriff's office says the trip was a training session about Mexican drug cartels, and today ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Multnomah County Sheriff Official Attends an Anti-Immigration "Training" Session in Texas

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A top Multnomah County Sheriff's Office official was among 60 from across the country to attend a "border school and tour" hosted by an anti-immigration group labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "hate group."A photo of Multnomah County Undersheriff Tim Moore attending the National Sheriffs Border School and Tour in El Paso, Texas, was posted on the Facebook page of the Oregonians for Immigration ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Sticky Fingers: PBA Names Top Downtown Shoplifters

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Is the Portland Business Alliance keen to compete with Busted! magazine or PDX Mugshots?It looks like it, judging from the latest edition of the PBA Downtown Retail Council's newsletter, which contains a feature that hasn't appeared in other recent installments: Top downtown shoplifters for June 2012.Nine mugs make the cut, but there's no explanation of why. Check it out here (pdf).A quick search of ...   More
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by Corey Pein

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

DA's Office Declines to Charge MultCo Chief Deputy Over Training Manual

Multnomah County prosecutors announced today they will not pursue criminal charges against Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tim Moore over allegations he failed to complete the field training for his state police certification. A memo (PDF) from the DA's office says Moore did not physically demonstrate some of the knowledge areas as required, but there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The memo ...   More
Thursday, November 5, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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