Westerman Road Rage: Behind the Numbers


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Mad props go to Larry Bednar, the Northeast Portland statistician who came up with the killer stat in our story this week about Sgt. Scott Westerman's twin road-rage cases. Bednar spent part of his weekend calculating the odds that Westerman would randomly encounter the same vehicle at opposite ends of the metro area — once off I-205, and again two days later on the Beaverton-Hillsdale ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police Union Headquarters Vandalized


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The Portland police union's headquarters has been vandalized for the second time this year, union leaders announced today in a news release. Windows on both the street-facing sides of the Portland Police Association building in Northwest Portland were broken overnight, the union says. Several windows were boarded up when we went by this afternoon to investigate. Vandals also hit the union ...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Officer Daryl Turner Elected President of the Portland Police Union


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As even his opponent predicted, Central Precinct Officer Daryl Turner today was elected president of the powerful Portland police union. Turner received 63 percent of the 675 votes cast, according to the Portland Police Association website. Sgt. Doug Justus received 37-percent support from the 900-member union. Turner will be sworn in this Friday, according to the union website. He'll complete ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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