Top Hales Aide In Trouble For Suggestive Behavior Toward Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith

Baruti Artharee says he's apologized for comments at Thursday event


A top aide to Mayor Charlie Hales is under fire for suggestive remarks and gestures he allegedly made toward Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith at a Thursday night event.WW has learned the aide, Baruti Artharee, 60, and about 40 others gathered Thursday at the Quartet Restaurant at Riverplace. The purpose of the event, which was arranged by Bernie Foster, the publisher of The Skanner newspaper, ...   More
Sunday, June 9, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Hotseat: Baruti Artharee

The city’s new cops czar talks about making the police safer for his grandkids.

Q & A
A lot of people in City Hall have interacted with police, but Baruti Artharee may be the only one who can say he’s had the business end of a cop’s gun pressed against his head. That was a lo   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


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