Deputies Vote Against Endorsing Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton for Re-election

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Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The Multnomah County Corrections Deputies Association was Staton’s biggest backer in 2010. But union leadership says Staton has been an absentee sheriff out of touch with what happens in his jails, the operations of which account for more than 80 percent of the sheriff's ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Sheriff Dan Staton Cruises Unopposed Toward Re-election

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County Sheriff Dan Staton failed to draw an opponent by the March 11 filing deadline despite a four-year term that has included bad news about overtime overspending, the still-unsolved investigation into the disappearance of a 7-year-old Portland boy, Kryon Horman, questions about the over-use of immigration holds and a senior staffer's paid trip to a border school hosted by what the Southern Poverty ...   More
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Immigrant Groups Pull Back, Say They Don't Have an Opinion On ICE Holds Yet

ACT Network Backpedals After Blasting Sheriff Dan Staton's New Policy

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After sending out a scathing statement last Thursday, a coalition of immigrant rights groups is softening its original response to Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton's new policy surrounding U.S. Customs and Immigration retainers.As WW first reported on March 27, Staton is planning to no longer honor federal ICE requests that he detain suspected undocumented immigrants who are brought into his jails ...   More
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Immigrant Groups Say Sheriff's New ICE Policy Doesn't Go Far Enough

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Eight immigrant rights groups say that Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton's proposed plans to stop honoring U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement detainers for low-level criminals doesn't go nearly far enough."Multnomah County's practice of honoring ICE holds erodes our communities' trust in law enforcement, tears families apart, lends to racial and ethnic profiling, and violates basic principles ...   More
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Corrections Grand Jury: Suicide is Main Concern for Jails


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A yearly report on jails and prisons in Multnomah County says suicide prevention is the main concern of the grand jurors tasked with studying the local corrections system. The corrections grand jury report (PDF) released today by the District Attorney's Office says the downtown Multnomah County Detention Center has had two suicides since July 2009. There was one suicide in the four years prior ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

New Sheriff Asks State to Give MultCo Probe Top Priority


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In what a news release terms his "first bold move" as interim Multnomah County sheriff, Dan Staton has asked the state agency that oversees police to make a probe of his agency top priority. The news comes after WW first reported last week on allegations that Chief Deputy Tim Moore falsified his training records to gain police certification. Staton, who was sworn in Nov. 5 to replace Sheriff ...   More
 
Monday, November 9, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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