No Police or Fire Layoffs in City Budget


The next time you hear Portland's public safety bureaus howl about taking the brunt of what have been painted as draconian city budget cuts, remember this number: Zero. That's how many layoffs the city's police and fire bureaus will have to make in the budget approved by City Council this morning. Mayor Charlie Hales had warned for months that the public safety bureaus would need to take their share ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 AARON MESH

Police Captain Under Investigation for Road Rage Incident

Capt. Todd Wyatt allegedly brandished a handgun while off duty


On August 13, the head of the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division, Captain Todd Wyatt, was involved in what the Idaho State Police are calling a “road rage incident,” and is presently under investigation. Wyatt allegedly brandished a handgun at another vehicle carrying at least two local passengers shortly after 11 am outside of Post Falls near milepost 6, in the Idaho panhandle, says Lt. ...   More
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by

Portland Bureaucracy and Pedestrian Decoys (UPDATED)


If you didn't know the Portland Police Bureau's traffic division was running an undercover operation today to enforce pedestrian crosswalk laws downtown, two city bureaus were happy to tell you about it. The Portland Bureau of Transportation tipped off the public by putting this news advisory for reporters on its Facebook page and on Twitter. The helpful tip was also reposted by the Portland Water ...   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 AILIN DARLING


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