In airing a police-shooting video, Portland cops are learning the art of media self-defense.
When he ran for mayor, Charlie Hales promised he would
change the culture of a Portland Police Bureau known for controversial
shootings and violent treatment of the mentally ill.
The city’s labor contract with police
allows officers involved in a shooting or in-custody death to decline to
talk to bureau investigators for 48 hours while they confer with union
A former police officer insists he was just following his training. Yet he's sentenced to 10 years in prison for a controversial shooting during a traffic stop. Sound familiar? Not in Portland, where no cop has been indicted for on-duty use of force in decades. Yet apparently it does happen. Check out this news from Toledo, Ohio. I've posted intriguing cop news in the past from Toledo — ...