Saltzman to Leonard: Let Portland Water Bureau Security Guards Use Pepper Spray


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In response to the news that Commissioner Randy Leonard wants Water Bureau security guards to become armed peace officers, Commissioner Dan Saltzman today issued an eight-page memo [PDF] outlining all the reasons he opposes the effort. Saltzman, of course, oversees the Portland Police Bureau that Leonard at one point wanted to manage. The document, which proposes giving security guards less lethal ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Chasse Cop Christopher Humphreys Placed on Administrative Leave (UPDATED with union reaction)


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Portland Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman has directed that Police Officer Christopher Humphreys be placed on administrative leave while investigators look into Humphreys firing a beanbag round at the thigh of a 12-year-old girl at close range. In this release (PDF), police say Humphreys —who also was involved in the death of James Chasse— and Officer Aaron Dauchy responded to a ...   More
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Police Union Boss Pushes Back on Two Theories about the No-Confidence Vote


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Amid all the political speculation on the Portland Police Associations's current no-confidence vote against Chief Rosie Sizer and Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman, two recurring theories have endured. Both were swatted down today by union president Sgt. Scott Westerman in an interview with WW. The first theory making the rounds has it that the union's no-confidence vote against Sizer and ...   More
 
Friday, November 27, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Sizer and Saltzman Cave; Police Union Suspends No-Confidence Vote


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The Portland police union has declined to release the results of last week's no-confidence vote on Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Chief Rosie Sizer today as planned. In a news release (PDF), the Portland Police Association says the decision came after Saltzman and Sizer agreed today to give back Officer Chris Humphreys' badge. "The (union's) rally on November 24 was designed to focus ...   More
 
Monday, November 30, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Mental Health Advocate Takes on Saltzman for City Council


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In his second straight day in the news, prominent mental-health advocate Jason Renaud announced today he'll run against City Commissioner Dan Saltzman next year. Renaud, a volunteer for the Mental Health Association of Portland, is a prominent critic of the police role in the in-custody death three years ago of James Chasse Jr. Renaud (pictured above) also weighed in on Saltzman's decision ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

The Newest Challenger To Dan Saltzman is ...


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Jesse Cornett. There's been no shortage of candidates filing recently to take on city Commissioner Dan Saltzman next year. And Cornett, who's leaving his post as assistant to PSU's president at the end of this year, has been a political candidate before. One of the founders both of Blue Oregon and the Bus Project, the now-34-year-old Cornett ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature in 2006. ...   More
 
Friday, December 18, 2009 HANK STERN

Now Look Who's Mad at Dan Saltzman


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Karin Hansen, who's never been shy about weighing in on what's roiling City Hall, is now upset with Commissioner Dan Saltzman in the wake of his reinstatement of Officer Christopher Humphreys to desk duty pending investigation into Humphreys' use of a beanbag gun against a 12-year-old girl who was resisting arrest. Hansen, who's married to former Mayor Tom Potter, responded to a Facebook thread ...   More
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009 HANK STERN

Saltzman, Fritz And Sizer Meet with Mental Health Advocate


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Given all the issues swirling around Portland police, here's a meeting worth noting. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Police Bureau, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse, and Police Chief Rosie Sizer are scheduled to meet this afternoon with Richard Harris, according to Fritz's calendar. Harris is the Oregon Department of Human Services' assistant director ...   More
 
Monday, December 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Dan Saltzman Files For Fourth Term


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Police's Probe Of Humphreys Beanbag Shooting: 'A Little Bit of Time'


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This week we reported that Portland Police internal-affairs detectives have yet to interview Officer Christopher Humphreys about shooting a 12-year-old girl with a beanbag gun two months ago. The bureau is investigating Humphreys for possible violations of policy from the Nov. 12 beanbag shooting — a probe that brought hundreds of cops downtown to rally against Police Commissioner Dan ...   More
 
Friday, January 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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