The Naked Gun

A woman visiting Portland says a cop came to her hotel room to follow up on her case—and took off his clothes.


News Stories
A Portland Police Bureau officer is under investigation after a woman visiting from Las Vegas said he arrived at her Pearl District hotel room to follow up on her domestic assault complaint, stripped    More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 AARON MESH

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.

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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

Open-Source Warfare

When a Portland computer programmer’s ex-wife accused him of sexual assault, ­­he made a federal case out of it.


News Stories
For years, the world of writing computer code has seemed hostile to women.  Female programmers complain about sexist presentations at tech conferences, harassment from fellow coders—and even    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AARON MESH

Few Uber Allies

Car-sharing-app company Uber does two things: grow and devour.


City Hall
Like Audrey II, the talking plant in Little Shop of Horrors, the car-sharing-app company Uber—whose troubled entry to Portland is the subject of our cover story this week—does two things: gro   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 AARON MESH

$10,000 Offered To Members of UO Sexual Assault Prevention Review Panel

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The University of Oregon will pay each member of its sexual assault prevention review panel a $10,000 honorarium, according to an announcement posted on the President's website yesterday. The payment will cover "the substantial time and expertise dedicated to this review effort," in addition to paying for travel costs, the site says. The university appointed the the panel's ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Cops Arrest Tech Whiz For Allegedly Drugging, Assaulting Women

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Portland police today announced the arrest of Marlin Pohlman, a local high tech exec, whom they allege drugged and sexually assaulted four women. A quick Google search suggests Pohlman is a far more interesting guy than the average alleged criminal. The cops are also unusually anxious to keep him near by—he's being held on $2 million bail, a figure not often seen in local arrests. This morning, Wednesday ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Willamette Week Staff

A Question of Force

Experts on sexual violence against women speculate why Oregon’s numbers are so high.


News Stories
Last week, WW published an issue devoted to V-Day, an international campaign set for Feb. 14 to draw attention to violence against women. Some of the numbers were surprising: 27 percent of Oregon    More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

The Violence Persists

Fewer reports, but still a big problem.


News Stories
Violent crime has dropped in Portland in the past decade, including assaults. But the percentage of assaults that involve domestic violence has decreased only slightly—from 48 percent in 2001, t   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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