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

Bellringer Boycott? City Bureau Chiefs Raise Cash For Salvation Army Despite Gay Activist Opposition

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and Portland Fire and Rescue Chief John Klum plan to participate in a Salvation Army "Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge" this morning, despite calls by some gay-rights activists to boycott the Christian charity. Klum and Reese (who last month abandoned his plans for a mayoral campaign) will compete to see who can raise the most change from passersby outside Nordstrom ...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

Mike Reese Decides Against Mayoral Run


Ten days after forming a political fundraising committee, and after a weekend of bad press inspired by his own misleading remarks involving a rape investigation allegedly delayed by the Occupy Portland protests, not to mention a viral Oregonian photo of an officer pepper-spraying a demonstrator in the face, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese announced this afternoon that he will not run for mayor.Here ...   More
Monday, November 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

Police Chief Mike Reese Apologizes for Issuing False Info About Occupy Portland's Impact on a Rape Case


Police Chief Mike Reese, who's getting close to a bid for mayor, apologized this weekend for claiming that his officers are so busy dealing with Occupy Portland protesters that they had to leave a rape victim sitting unassisted for three hours.---It turned out not to be true, and police officials had to walk back Reese's comments Friday. Reese says now that the "reality ...   More
Monday, November 21, 2011 BRENT WALTH

Maybe Police Chief Mike Reese Shouldn't Have Blamed Slow Response to Rape on Occupy Portland


Portland Police Chief and potential mayoral candidate Mike Reese has become an online laughingstock for telling KGW-TV yesterday that Occupy Portland delayed police response to a rape for three hours. ---"We had a rape victim stand by for three hours until we could get an officer to take a report," Reese said, "and that makes all of us very sad."Today, the Police Bureau walked Reese's claim back, ...   More
Friday, November 18, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

Chaos to Checkmate

Mayor Adams and Occupy Portland played a game in city parks. Police Chief Reese won.

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Occupy Portland had countless moments of beauty, absurdity and anger. In the end, it was downright ugly. The 39 days of occupation in Lownsdale and Chapman squares began as an idealistic stateme   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 COREY PEIN, NIGEL JAQUISS

UPDATED: Sam Adams Gives Occupiers Until Midnight Saturday to Vacate Downtown Parks

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Mayor Sam Adams delivered a deadline today to Occupy Portland, saying the protesters and campers have 62 hours—until Sunday at 12:01 am—to vacate Chapman and Lownsdale Squares downtown. ---The Occupiers moved an emergency General Assembly at the front door of City Hall, which locked its doors at 10:30 am. The protesters repeatedly declared they would not leave and discussed strategies for defying ...   More
Thursday, November 10, 2011 WW Staff

Police Chief Makes Crowd-Control Gear Mandatory for Cops at All Occupy Portland Marches


Portland Police Chief Mike Reese released an internal memo Friday that calls for all sworn officers to carry batons, wear helmets and have other equipment that might be necessary to control unauthorized Occupy Portland marches.---Here's the text of the chief's memo. The key passages in are in bold belowDear Bureau members: I want to again thank you all for your patience and professionalism every day ...   More
Friday, November 4, 2011 WW Staff

Police Chief Mike Reese Is Looking At a Run For Mayor of Portland


Portland Police Chief Mike Reese is strongly considering running for mayor in 2012, and he's telling associates he could announce his candidacy as soon as this week, WW has learned.Three sources who have spoken directly with Reese about his plans tell WW that Reese has decided to seek to replace Mayor Sam Adams, the man who elevated him to the top police job last year. Adams has said he won't run for ...   More
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Who Are The Highest-Paid City of Portland Employees? New Salary Data For 9,000 City Workers


As promised in this week's print edition of WW, here is the compensation information for every city of Portland employee in the 2011 fiscal year. There are approximately 9,000 names in all; the list is broken up alphabetically. Use the quick links to navigate: Aaby-Brown | Brown-Doering | Doherty-Greinke | Greisen-Johnson | Johnson-Madison< | Madrigal-Ochs | Ocken-Sahli | Sahnow-Terzo | Sahnow-Terzo ...   More
Thursday, September 8, 2011 COREY PEIN


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