Updated: Adams Wants to Fight State Board's Order to Reinstate Frashour

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Issuing a cease-and-desist order, the state Employee Relations Board has given Mayor Sam Adams 30 days to re-hire Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour, who fatally shot unarmed 25-year-old Aaron Campbell in the back in 2010.The board's ruling says that the City of Portland violated the Collective Bargaining Act, and that it owes Frashour back pay with nine percent interest. Adams has refused to ...   More
 
Monday, September 24, 2012 AARON MESH

Read The Portland Police Union President's Blistering Attack On Bureau Leaders

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Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner has published a long, detailed and yet still raw-feeling screed directed at the leadership of the Portland Police Bureau, including Chief Mike Reese, Lt. Robert King and Mayor Sam Adams.Turner's beef? Adams' decision to ignore an arbitrator's ruling and fire Officer Ron Frashour, who two years ago shot an unarmed man, Aaron Campbell (pictured). The ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Corey Pein

Aaron Campbell Settlement Ranks High Among Portland Police Payouts

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Earlier today, Mayor Sam Adams' office announced that the city had reached a settlement with the family of Aaron Campbell, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot in the back by ex-Portland Police Bureau Officer Ron Frashour on the night of Jan. 29, 2010.Adams extended his personal apology to "Campbell’s family, particularly to his mother, Marva Davis, and his four children. "Today’s settlement does ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Corey Pein

Feds Announce 'Collaborative' Investigation Of Portland Police Bureau

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent one of his top deputies to Portland on Wednesday to announce a review of the Portland Police Bureau, aimed at determining whether police officers have exhibited a pattern of civil rights abuses. The review is a part of the Obama Justice Department's renewed pursuit of civil rights cases following years of neglect during the George W. Bush years—and ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 COREY PEIN

Police Chief: Officer in Aaron Campbell Shooting is Terminated


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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese just announced that Officer Ronald Frashour has been fired for the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Aaron Campbell last January. As first reported in WW, the police bureau's Use of Force Review Board recommended firing Frashour last August for shooting Campbell with an assault rifle while Campbell was unarmed and fleeing police. Reese said he and Mayor Sam Adams ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Saltzman Criticizes Response Time in Campbell Shooting (with Correction)


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Critical of the fact it took more than 25 minutes to reach the body of a man recently shot by Portland police, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman has ordered money set aside to equip all Portland cops with ballistic shields. The shields would allow cops on the scene to more quickly approach a shooting victim in situations like the one that unfolded Jan. 29 in the shooting death of 25-year-old Aaron ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Two Very Different Views on a Police Shooting: Saltzman and Westerman


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees Portland's police bureau, tells WW he hasn't reached a conclusion yet on whether the fatal Jan. 29 police shooting of an unarmed man was justified. Officer Ronald Frashour shot 25-year-old Aaron Campbell with an AR-15 assault rifle outside the Sandy Terrace Apartments in Northeast Portland. Campbell, who was despondent after his younger brother's ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Where Jesse Jackson Went After The Rally


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Judge OKs Release of Campbell Grand Jury Transcripts


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A judge this morning agreed to release the transcripts from the grand jury testimony in the police shooting death of Aaron Campbell. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk and City Commissioner Dan Saltzman requested the records be released. It was will be the first time grand jury testimony in a Portland cop shooting will be made public. Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jean ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Protesters Take Their Message to City Hall: "No Justice. No Peace."


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The day after Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Portlanders to keep up their protests over the fatal Jan. 29 police shooting of Aaron Campbell, hundreds of people did just that this afternoon -- first at the Justice Center downtown, then at the City Hall office of Mayor Sam Adams. "No justice, no peace" were the words that kicked off the Justice Center rally at noon today. Several minutes later, Rev. ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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