Inside the DOJ Report

Five Cases in Which the Portland Police Violated the Constitutional Rights of Mentally Ill Citizens

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The US Department of Justice's findings that the Portland Police Bureau has practiced a pattern of violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill citizens are based on a review of more than 700 incidents in the last 18 months.The DOJ report specifically points to five cases—including officers hitting people with Tasers, punching them, using pepper spray and bean bag guns—that occurred despite ...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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