Girl In Beanbag Case Gets One Year Probation


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Multnomah County Judge Paula Kurshner sided with prosecutors this afternoon, saying the 12-year-old girl whom Officer Christopher Humphreys shot with a beanbag on a MAX platform caused the struggle Nov. 14 that erupted in a political firestorm over Portland Police's use of force. The judge also said in placing the girl, now 13, on probation for a year that the girl had resisted arrest, assaulted ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Girl in Beanbag Shooting Re-Arrested Last Night


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Portland Police say the 13-year-old girl whose case created a public uproar when she was shot with a beanbag gun last fall by Officer Christopher Humphreys was arrested again last night. The girl set her bedroom on fire after she became enraged watching evening news coverage of her sentencing yesterday to one year of probation, one cop says. Detective Mary Wheat, a police spokeswoman, confirmed ...   More
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City Hall: Fritz and Saltzman to Push New Recommendations For Police Dealing With Mentally Ill


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Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman will present a new report, possibly as soon as April 7, outlining proposed changes to Portland Police Bureau policy on responding to incidents with mentally ill Portlanders. The work of drafting the recommendations, which will include a pilot program for pairing cops with social workers on service calls that involve people in mental-health crisis, predates ...   More
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Police Union Shredded No-Confidence Ballots on Sizer and Saltzman (UPDATED With Election Results)


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The Portland Police Association announced today it has two candidates heading for a runoff to be president of the 900-member union. Officer Daryl Turner got 44 percent of the 671 votes cast. Sgt. Doug Justus got 39 percent. A third candidate, Officer John Grable, did not make the runoff. Ballots in the runoff election will be counted July 21. Whichever candidate wins the election, there's ...   More
 
Friday, June 18, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Chief Reese: Beanbag Shooting Was in Policy, Campbell Decision Still Pending


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Police Chief Mike Reese made an announcement today on discipline for two recent high-profile incidents. Reese said he found that Officer Christopher Humphreys' shooting of a 12-year-old girl with a beanbag gun last November was within police bureau policy. And Reese said the public will have to wait to hear his decision on discipline in the January fatal shooting of 25-year-old Aaron Campbell, ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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