Read The Document: City Settles Chasse Case (Updated with Settlement Amount)


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The city of Portland has agreed to a settlement with the family of James Chasse Jr., according to a document filed yesterday in federal court. A source at the city says the city agreed to pay $1.6 million. As previously reported in WW, the first million comes out of the city's coffers. The city's insurance carrier picks up the rest. The order of dismissal (PDF) filed Monday says the case ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Albina Ministerial Alliance Speaks on Chasse Settlement, Last Week's Shooting and the New Chief


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The Albina Ministerial Alliance held a news conference this morning in Northeast Portland's Allen Temple C.M.E. Church to catch up on a busy week of big news dealing with police. The AMA's Coalition for Peace and Justice was formed to push for police reform after the Jan. 29 shooting of Aaron Campbell. In the last week, much has occurred to draw the AMA's attention. First came the announcement ...   More
 
Monday, May 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City of Portland Authorizes $1.6 Million Settlement with Chasse Family


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A tragic episode that spanned one hour and 46 minutes on Sept. 17, 2006, came to a close almost four years later at City Hall this morning. Commissioners today officially approved Portland's $1.6 million settlement with the estate of James Chasse. Following the 4-0 vote (Commissioner Dan Saltzman was absent due to illness) in council chambers, the Chasse family issued what is to be their only ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Cop-Suing Lawyer Pulls a Fast One on the City and Sgt. Kyle Nice


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While reporting this week's story about antiwar protester Joe Walsh's lawsuit against the city of Portland, we ran across a supremely entertaining gem related to another case against the city's cops. The exchange came while Greg Kafoury, a Portland lawyer well-known for suing the city's police, deposed Sgt. Kyle Nice (pictured above, courtesy KOIN) on April 9. Kafoury was deposing Nice that ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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