The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.
If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on
Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place.
Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree
CROWD CONTROL: Portland rapper Illmaculate stormed out of his own headlining show March 1 at the Blue Monk in Southeast Portland in protest over police presence at the gig.
Officers, including membe
City Auditor's Office will conduct independent review.
Following last Saturday's hip-hop show at the Blue Monk—which caused headliner Illmaculate to cancel his performance in protest over excessive police presence—the City Auditor's Independent Police Review Division has announced it is launching an investigation into the Portland Police Bureau's policies toward rap-related music events and venues. On March 1, officers, including members of the ...
New scanners in downtown clubs raise privacy questions—and may be illegal.
Multnomah County and Portland police this
week suspended a new program that supplied data-gathering ID scanners
to Old Town bars after WW raised questions about whether it was legal.
Women in the Portland Police Bureau use excessive force far less than men.
The Portland Police Bureau has a problem with excessive use of force, but the women who serve as officers aren’t to blame.
the board, female officers account for a far smaller share of th
A civilian oversight board will review an Internal Affairs investigation of Officer Jason Lobaugh, who is facing allegations that he threatened his ex-wife and her new husband.Lobaugh's ex-wife, Laurie Grant, filed the complaint last November, alleging that Lobaugh came to her home in Clackamas County repeatedly and tried to take their son outside of the time he was allowed in a court-ordered parenting ...
An officer already under investigation faces domestic-violence allegations.
A Portland cop under an internal affairs investigation for
allegedly tampering with jurors also faces two formal misconduct
complaints—filed by two ex-wives.
On Nov. 6, the city’s
Deanna Wesson-Mitchell will replace Baruti Artharee
Mayor Charlie Hales announced that nine-year Portland Police veteran Deanna Wesson-Mitchell will serve as his new policy adviser for the bureau.Wesson-Mitchell, 38, is a sworn officer, a departure from Hales' prior policy director, Baruti Artharee. He resigned Oct. 17, citing a difficult divorce and personal matters. Artharee was also suspended for one week after he made inappropriate comments earlier ...
An Albany woman stopped for DUII by Portland Police says that an officer deliberately slammed her car door on her leg, fracturing her tibia.Shonda Marie Amundsen, 39, filed a lawsuit Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, alleging that on the night of Feb. 18, she was stopped by officers Chase Bryson and Timothy Hoerauf near Northeast 78th Avenue and Wygant Street.Hoerauf "deliberately slammed the ...
Oakland muralist Cannon Dill—an artist who has painted pen-and-ink style graffiti on walls in Chicago, Kansas City and New Orleans—was told to paint over his work by Portland police Monday, Aug. 12. Tiffany Conklin, co-director of Portland Street Art Alliance and the blogger at PDX Street Art who broke the story, says Cannon is not the first out-of-town graffiti artist to have a run-in ...