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Friday, February 19, 2010 HANK STERN

African American Leaders Share Message With Portland Elected Officials In Call For Federal Inquiry


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The African-American Alliance, Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Mayor Sam Adams this morning announced their joint request to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for an independent federal civil rights investigation of the Jan. 29 shooting death of Aaron Campbell. That investigation, which comes via the written request [PDF] of U.S. Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), ...   More
 
Friday, February 19, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Stalking Saltzman: Candidate Jesse Cornett's Plan for the Police


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In an interview with WW last month, Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman said he doesn't have any "specific plans" for how to reform the Portland Police Bureau or improve community trust in the cops. But one of his opponents in the May election sure does. City Council candidate Jesse Cornett today rolled out a six-point plan to reform the Police Bureau. Cornett's plan calls for changes in ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Rally for Aaron Campbell in North Portland


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“A new day must come” was the theme of last night's rally urging both justice in the police shooting death of Aaron Campbell - and reform of Portland police. “We all have loved ones, and we don't want to see this happen again,” said Campbell's mother Marva Davis at the event sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. Others ...   More
 
Saturday, March 6, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Portland Police Protest in Photos


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Ott Tammik

While Jesse Jackson Pushes Beyond Police Use-of-Force Issues, Demonstrators Protest Downtown (UPDATED)


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The Rev. Jesse Jackson returned to Portland today to build support for what he called "the bigger picture," a broader platform for social justice that goes beyond issues of excessive police force. And he challenged Portlanders to look at his call for equality "through a door not a keyhole." "It's possible to be a minority with majority vision," he told reporters at Emmanuel Temple Church in ...   More
 
Monday, March 29, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Cops Making Comparatively Rapid Progress on Campbell Shooting Probe


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With all eyes this week on Monday's fatal Portland police shooting of Jackie Collins at Hoyt Arboretum, we wanted to check on cops' progress probing another recent police shooting — the Jan. 29 death of Aaron Campbell (photo above). Bottom line: the internal investigation into Campbell's death is moving at near-light speed compared with the three-plus years it took police to reach findings ...   More
 
Friday, March 26, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Cop Targeted by Wanted Poster


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Three days after police fatally shot a man in the Hoyt Arboretum, there are signs — literally — that tension between cops and citizens continues to build. This is the top half of a poster found last night pasted to a Portland Tribune newspaper box on Southeast Division Street. Here's the bottom half of the poster, including references to the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell and ...   More
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Adams Promises More Visibility on Police


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After a briefing from Portland Police earlier today, Mayor Sam Adams said this afternoon he has not reconsidered his decision to hand police management to Commissioner Dan Saltzman. But the mayor does say he will play a higher-profile role on police matters going forward. "I've decided to be more visible," he told WW, two days after the second fatal shooting of a man this year by a Portland ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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