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


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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 officers, the union appears ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Police Union Announces Tentative Contract Deal With the City


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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 excerpts on Dec. ...   More
 
Monday, December 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Man Shot by Portland Police (UPDATED)


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There's now more detail in last night's police shooting in southwest Portland. The man shot by police has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Lagozzino, who is listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Detectives say Lagozzino assaulted his 61-year-old mother and his 60-year-old father after arguing with them and then went outside the home and began breaking windows. They say he armed ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 HANK STERN

Portland Police Shootings Pile Up


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When Mayor Sam Adams took over management of the Police Bureau last May, we wrote the task has potential political risks but also potential political rewards if the "mayor demonstrates to Portlanders that he can manage the bureau most fraught with potential peril." The mayor said then that "This is not like any other assignment. There'll be bumps along the way, I'm sure.” At the midway ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 HANK STERN

Mayor and Police Chief Address Officer-Involved Shootings


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Police Chief Mike Reese told reporters this afternoon that Portland had experienced "too many" officer-involved shootings in recent weeks but that even one would be "unacceptable" in his view. And though Portland historically has had far fewer officer-involved shootings than other similar-sized cities, Reese and Mayor Sam Adams said at today's press conference they would commit to an outside ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Grand Jury Finds Fatal Jan. 2 Police Shooting Was Justified


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A Multnomah County grand jury has concluded that the fatal Portland police shooting of a homeless man on Jan. 2 in an abandoned car wash in southeast Portland was justified. Police said at the time that Thomas Manford Higginbotham had threatened to kill a security officer in a nearby business and gone to the closed-down car wash. Police said he emerged from a room displaying a large knife, and ...   More
 
Thursday, January 20, 2011 HANK STERN

Portland Police Release Names of Officers in Monday’s Shooting


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 Portland Police this afternoon released the names of the four officers involved in the shooting of 34-year-old Marcus Lagozzino in Southwest Portland on Dec. 27.According to police:Officer Jamin Becker, a 2-year-veteran of the Police Bureau, fired a Taser one time.Officer Ralph Elwood, a 14-year-veteran of the Police Bureau, fired four rounds from a less lethal ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Man Shot by Portland Police (UPDATED)


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 There’s now more detail in last night’s police shooting in southwest Portland.The man shot by police has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Lagozzino, who is listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Detectives say Lagozzino assaulted his 61-year-old mother and his 60-year-old father after arguing with them and then went outside the home and began breaking windows. They say he ...   More
 
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Man Shot by Portland Police (UPDATED)


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 There’s now more detail in last night’s police shooting in southwest Portland.The man shot by police has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Lagozzino, who is listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Detectives say Lagozzino assaulted his 61-year-old mother and his 60-year-old father after arguing with them and then went outside the home and began breaking windows. They say he ...   More
 
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