Man Shot by Portland Police (UPDATED)

 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
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by

Man Fatally Shot By Police Officer in East Portland (Updated: Victim Had a Fake Gun)

 UPDATE: The man shot by Portland police in the early morning hours today was wielding a replica gun similar to the one in the photo below, according to a news release this afternoon from the Police Bureau.The deceased man was identified as 45-year-old Darryel Dwayne Ferguson, a resident of the apartment complex.Here’s the latest from the news release:Officers arrived and went to the apartment ...   More
Friday, December 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Mike Reese

Portland’s police chief uses the pulpit to bully.

Friday, December 17, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Driving With Smirnoff: Portland Cop with DUII May Keep His Badge

The state agency that licenses police is on track to let a Portland cop keep his badge despite driving with an empty bottle of Smirnoff and being convicted of DUII and reckless driving. The police policy committee of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training today voted unanimously to recommend that Central Precinct Officer Brian Hubbard be allowed to retain his state-issued police ...   More
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

City Hall to Audit Police Taser Use (Updated with Rosie Sizer and Police Union Comment)

City Auditor Lavonne Griffin-Valade has taken on a controversial topic a few weeks into her term: investigating Taser use by the Portland Police Bureau. Griffin-Valade tells WW she kicked off the audit Monday with a conference in Police Chief Rosie Sizer's office among Sizer, city audit staff, and Leslie Stevens, director of accountability and professional standards at the Police Bureau. The ...   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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

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

Portland Police: A Tale of Two Twitter Feeds

Step right up, readers. Let's see who can identify which of these two Twitter feeds is from the real Portland Police and which one, well, probably isn't. First up — @PortlandPolice. Sample tweet: "More videos and Crime Stoppers posts available on our Facebook Page:" Next up — @pdxpolice. Sample tweet: "Photoshopping Saltzman's face ...   More
Thursday, February 25, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City Hall Notebook: Saltzman Meets With African-American Police Recruits

Following up on his pledge from last week to reach out to African-American candidates for jobs with the Portland Police Bureau, Commissioner Dan Saltzman met with several recruits in his office this morning. Last Friday, Saltzman said some potential police officers had turned down jobs with the bureau in response to the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell on Jan. 29. I'll update this post with ...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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

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

How Racist is Oregon?

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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