Amanda Fritz Paying Herself Back with Gilt Club Fundraiser


Feel like spending a little more money on a winning candidate in last fall's election? Tonight's your chance. City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is still trying to recoup some of the money she spent in her largely self-financed reelection campaign. She's holding a fundraiser at Gilt Club at 306 Northwest Broadway at 5:30 pm."Everyone is welcome," Fritz says. "It's mostly for my supporters who want to help ...   More
Monday, March 11, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Police Union: Use of Force Policy "Fundamentally Flawed"


Portland's largest police union says the police bureau's revised use of force policies handed out by Chief Mike Reese Thursday are "fundamentally flawed."In a release sent this morning, the Portland Police Association repeated that it was not party to any of the changes made to the use of force and Taser policies—done as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that found ...   More
Friday, February 22, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Hotseat: Daryl Turner

The Portland Police union boss talks about the new order in City Hall.

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Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner has a framed cartoon drawing in his office of him pulling the pants off a surprised Sam Adams.   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Why The Police Union Dropped Jefferson Smith

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Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner says he started his phone call to Jefferson Smith yesterday saying, “I know this is the last thing you want to hear today.”Turner then delivered the news that his union would be pulling its endorsement of Smith in the wake of stories about his 1993 misdemeanor assault charge for punching a woman at a college party. The fire union did the same thing ...   More
Friday, October 12, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Police Union Says Adams Has Vendetta Against Frashour

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Mayor Sam Adams' determination to to keep fired Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour off the force is "to justify his tenure as police commissioner," Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner said Tuesday morning in a press conference."[Adams] has turned this into his personal vendetta," Turner said. He said the mayor is conducting a "politically motivated witch hunt" and "using taxpayer ...   More
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Read The Portland Police Union President's Blistering Attack On Bureau Leaders

Aaron Campbell case at issue

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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

Jefferson Smith Wins Police, Fire Union Endorsements


The unions representing Portland police and firefighters have endorsed State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) for mayor. The public safety unions last year announced they'd be withholding their endorsement in the race for the time being.Smith is perceived to be the most liberal of the three leading candidates. He's running against businesswoman Eileen Brady, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 COREY PEIN

Portland Police Union Announces Tentative Contract Deal With the City

The Portland Police Association today announced on its website what the union leadership is calling a “tentative contract agreement” with the City of Portland.The announcement says the union’s 900 members will learn the terms of the deal next month at two general meetings with Officer Daryl Turner, who heads the police union; and union attorney Will Aitchison.WW published ...   More
Monday, December 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

WW Obtains Draft Police Contract: What Cops Might Trade for a 2-Percent Raise

 WW has obtained a working draft of the contract the Portland police union is negotiating with the city.The draft, received from a source inside the union, may come as a shock to many of the Portland Police Association’s 900 members. In return for making major concessions in a new contract on controversial items such as comp time, police oversight and drug testing for ...   More
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police Union Polls Portlanders

The Portland police union's push for better PR continues this month with a poll on public perception. Sgt. Scott Westerman (see photo), head of the Portland Police Association, says the union paid for a poll of hundreds of Portland residents this month to learn their opinion on public safety. "The PPA has hired a company to do polling of City of Portland residents to better communicate with ...   More
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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