Port of Portland Firefighter Alleges Sexual Assault During Training In Texas

The alleged victim has received a $325,000 settlement from the port. Nearly 10 months later, the accused co-worker is still under investigation.


The Port of Portland in April paid a $325,000 settlement to a female firefighter who says a male colleague sexually assaulted her during a training trip in Texas last fall, according to reporting by InvestigateWest. The firefighter has since resigned her job, her alleged attacker is on unpaid leave, and the port has been unwilling to release documents about its investigation nearly 10 months after ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 LEE VAN DER VOO, Investigate West

Neighborhood Coalition Demands Transportation Bureau Produce Street Fee Calculations

SE Uplift files an appeal to the Multnomah County District Attorney.


Among the groups lining up to oppose the street fee, perhaps the most striking is SE Uplift. The neighborhood coalition is overseen and funded by City Hall. SE Uplift represents 20 neighborhood associations in Southeast Portland—the power blocs of Portland retail politics. The support of neighborhood associations is crucial to winning local votes.Unlike the business lobby, SE Uplift has no natural ...   More
Friday, November 28, 2014 AARON MESH

Magical Mystery Tower

Where’s the evidence Rod Underhill said he had that compelled Lisa Roberts to confess to strangling her girlfriend?

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Lisa Marie Roberts never wanted to admit killing Jerri Lee Williams. She was innocent, she always maintained, right up to the end when she pleaded guilty to strangling Williams, her girlfriend,    More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 KATE WILLSON

D.A. Creates Special Mental Health Prosecutor


A dedicated mental health prosecutor is now a full-time part of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.As the findings of last month's scathing report by the Department of Justice about the Portland Police Bureau's unconstitutional treatment of the mentally ill ripple outward, the district attorney's office decided to assign Laura Maurer as Mental Health Deputy D.A., says Rod Underhill, Chief ...   More
Friday, October 19, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Underhill Nabs Endorsement, Big Check in DA's Race


Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Rod Underhill got the endorsement of the Multnomah County Prosecutors Association this week (not a huge surprise since most the group reports to him). Perhaps more usefully, the group also gave Underhill a $25,000 check. That check brought Underhill, who is current District Attorney Mike Schrunk's hand-picked successor, up to $111,000 raised so far. ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rod Underhill Forms Committee to Run for Multnomah County District Attorney

Rod Underhill

A second candidate has officially indicated his interest in replacing Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk.Rod Underhill, a chief deputy district attorney in Schrunk's office, registered a candidate committee on Tuesday with the Oregon Secretary of State's office to run for district attorney.Underhill's campaign has more than $13,000 in the bank and lists some influential donors, including ...   More
Thursday, August 4, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Rod Underhill on MultCo DA Job: "I Would Very Seriously Look at It"


As reported in this week's Murmurs column, word in political circles is that longtime Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk (pictured left) is considering stepping down after 30 years on the job.Sean Riddell, a former deputy for Schrunk who now heads the criminal division at the Oregon Department of Justice, is already gunning to take over the DA's office.But the lawyer often viewed as the ...   More
Thursday, February 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Sean Riddell on MultCo DA Position: "I very much want that job"

Sean Riddell

In today's Murmurs column, we reported Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk is rumored to be considering whether to step down before his four-year term expires in 2012.Insiders mentioned two candidates actively seeking to replace Schrunk, if and when he retires. Rod Underhill did not immediately return a phone call for comment. As a chief deputy in Schrunk's office, Underhill has long been ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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