Cogen "Shocked" by Hales Cutting Mental-Health Facility Funding

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Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen held a "heated" meeting with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon, saying he's "shocked and concerned" that the mayor's proposed budget eliminates funding for a a 16-bed mental-health crisis center where Portland police can take people in mental distress—but rarely do."I shared with the mayor my feelings," Cogen says. "The idea that the city—which is currently ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Hospital Employee Says SUV was Hit by Bullets During Police Shooting

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An engineer at Adventist Medical Center filed a claim for damages against the city of Portland, saying his SUV was hit with bullets as the police fired upon and killed federal fugitive Merle M. Hatch in February.Kevin House says his wife, Karen, who also works at Adventist, parked their 2007 Dodge Durango in the employee lot for her shift the night of Feb. 17. The SUV wound up in the line of fire when ...   More
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

U Can Touch This: Portland Police Arrest "Hammer Pants Bandit"

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Weston Miner Rodgers, arrested in connection with three bank robberies, continues the great Portland tradition of awesomely named robbers. Who can forget the "Hipster Bandit" and the "Where's Waldo Bank Robber"?Weston, 46, is dubbed the "Hammer Pants Bandit," but not because he wore M.C. Hammer's signature balloon-crotch pants. Rather, police say he used a hammer to simulate a gun and he kept it up ...   More
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Officer Who Tased James Chasse Now Working on Mental Health Unit

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The Portland Police Bureau is pushing forward with mental health reforms mandated by the U.S. Deportment of Justice—but one officer picked to work with the mentally ill is drawing criticism from advocates, The Skanner reports today.In a story about the reforms—which are being negotiated between the federal government, the city and the police union this month—the paper says that Chief Mike Reese ...   More
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Punch Drunk

A video of a cop punching a suspect surfaces as lawyers in the case seek to rewrite state law on excessive force.


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Jason Cox says he was beaten by cops. But he has what a lot of people who allege police brutality don’t: a video. On June 18, 2011, Portland cops arrested Cox, then 37, in the parking lot of an    More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

ACLU Wary that New Portland Police Tactic Could Increase Racial Profiling

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As budget cuts loom for the department, the Portland Police Bureau is pitching a new "hot spot policing" technique, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon is worried that it may increase racial tensions between minorities and the cops.The new method was pitched to the Portland City Council this week. Hot spot policing uses data to show exactly where crime occurs, and then officers are dispatched ...   More
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Police and WW Agree: No More Harlem Shake

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In a surprising display of humor, the Portland Police Bureau just put up their own version of a Harlem shake video. First seeing this, we at WW rolled our eyes, as this meme has definitely jumped the shark. But, the PPB's version has a twist. It seems that Portland's cops agree: no more Harlem shake videos. The solo dancer—a guy in plain clothes doing some serious white guy wiggling in the Central ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Saved by the Cell

In airing a police-shooting video, Portland cops are learning the art of media self-defense.


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When he ran for mayor, Charlie Hales promised he would change the culture of a Portland Police Bureau known for controversial shootings and violent treatment of the mentally ill. But when polic   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD, AARON MESH

Police Union: Use of Force Policy "Fundamentally Flawed"

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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

After Adventist Shooting Leak, Portland Cops Told to Not Talk to Media

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The day after officers leaked the news to The Oregonian that the man killed by police outside Portland Adventist Medical Center wasn't armed, Portland police command instituted a media lockdown.Officers were told at Wednesday roll call that they cannot talk to reporters without approval, one officer tells WW.Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says he can't confirm whether officers were told ...   More
 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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