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In airing a police-shooting video, Portland cops are learning the art of media self-defense.

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When he ran for mayor, Charlie Hales promised he would change the culture of a Portland Police Bureau known for controversial shootings and violent treatment of the mentally ill. But when polic   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD, AARON MESH

One Question: Should the City End the 48-Hour Waiting Period for Police Involved in Shootings?

The city’s labor contract with police allows officers involved in a shooting or in-custody death to decline to talk to bureau investigators for 48 hours while they confer with union lawyers. O   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Former Cop Sentenced to 10 Years for Police Shooting (Hint: It Ain't Portland)

A former police officer insists he was just following his training. Yet he's sentenced to 10 years in prison for a controversial shooting during a traffic stop. Sound familiar? Not in Portland, where no cop has been indicted for on-duty use of force in decades. Yet apparently it does happen. Check out this news from Toledo, Ohio. I've posted intriguing cop news in the past from Toledo — ...   More
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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