Sizer Sends Email Apology on Eve of No-Confidence Vote


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A day before cops are set to rally Tuesday morning and collect ballots in a no-confidence vote on her leadership, Police Chief Rosie Sizer sent an email to the entire Police Bureau. In the email, Sizer apologizes for saying she was "troubled" by a video of Officer Christopher Humphreys bean-bagging a 12-year-old girl at a MAX stop. She also praises rank-and-file officers, who will cast ballots ...   More
 
Monday, November 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Chasse Cop Christopher Humphreys Placed on Administrative Leave (UPDATED with union reaction)


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Portland Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman has directed that Police Officer Christopher Humphreys be placed on administrative leave while investigators look into Humphreys firing a beanbag round at the thigh of a 12-year-old girl at close range. In this release (PDF), police say Humphreys —who also was involved in the death of James Chasse— and Officer Aaron Dauchy responded to a ...   More
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Police Sending Honor Guard to Lakewood Officers' Memorial


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Portland police officers were disappointed when Police Chief Rosie Sizer paid to send just two of them to a memorial service for four Oakland officers slain earlier this year. But tomorrow, Portland will be better represented in the memorial service for four Lakewood police gunned down in a Washington coffee shop Nov. 29. The Portland Police Bureau is sending an honor guard of 20 officers ...   More
 
Monday, December 7, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Saltzman, Fritz And Sizer Meet with Mental Health Advocate


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Given all the issues swirling around Portland police, here's a meeting worth noting. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Police Bureau, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse, and Police Chief Rosie Sizer are scheduled to meet this afternoon with Richard Harris, according to Fritz's calendar. Harris is the Oregon Department of Human Services' assistant director ...   More
 
Monday, December 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Randy Leonard Vows Fight in 2010 on Police Oversight (with Clarification and Sizer No-Comment)


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City Commissioner Randy Leonard tells WW his No. 1 priority in 2010 will be increasing oversight of discipline in the Portland Police Bureau. Leonard says he's working to bring before the City Council as soon as possible amendments to the city code. Leonard's chief of staff, Ty Kovatch, says Leonard is working with City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade, Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman and ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Two Very Different Views on a Police Shooting: Saltzman and Westerman


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees Portland's police bureau, tells WW he hasn't reached a conclusion yet on whether the fatal Jan. 29 police shooting of an unarmed man was justified. Officer Ronald Frashour shot 25-year-old Aaron Campbell with an AR-15 assault rifle outside the Sandy Terrace Apartments in Northeast Portland. Campbell, who was despondent after his younger brother's ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Saltzman Criticizes Response Time in Campbell Shooting (with Correction)


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Critical of the fact it took more than 25 minutes to reach the body of a man recently shot by Portland police, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman has ordered money set aside to equip all Portland cops with ballistic shields. The shields would allow cops on the scene to more quickly approach a shooting victim in situations like the one that unfolded Jan. 29 in the shooting death of 25-year-old Aaron ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Rally Places Blame for Fatal Police Shooting on City Leaders


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African-American leaders from Portland this morning blasted City Hall and Portland police, calling for reforms at a rally in the wake of a Multnomah County grand jury's decision not to indict an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Nearly 100 people including religious leaders, former state lawmakers, political candidates and activists gathered on the steps on the downtown Justice Center. They ...   More
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Sizer to Grand Jury: 'Commitment' to the Process


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Police Chief Rosie Sizer just released her response to the devastating grand jury letter on the Jan. 29 shooting of Aaron Campbell. To the members of the Grand Jury: Thank you for your letter regarding your observations from the recent grand jury involving the officer involved shooting of Aaron Campbell. Serving on a grand jury such as this can be very difficult, and I thank you for your service ...   More
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Saltzman 'Out of Context' on Sizer's Retirement? Here's the Audio


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I was out of town yesterday reporting on another story. So I just got around to reading the flap about the item in this week's Murmurs about City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Police Chief Rosie Sizer. I reported that Saltzman, who oversees the police bureau, said in an interview that Sizer has said she plans to retire when she's eligible for full benefits in July. Now I read on Jack Bogdanski's ...   More
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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