Chasse Cop Caught in Road Rage Incident


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One of the Portland cops involved in the 2006 death of James Chasse Jr. was involved over the weekend in a road-rage incident in Washington County. Portland police have opened an internal investigation in the incident, which cops say occurred when Sgt. Kyle Nice was off-duty on Saturday afternoon. Police here found out about the incident at Southwest 80th and Oleson over the weekend. But ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Police Release Photo of Arboretum Shooting Razor Knife


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A day after releasing 400-plus pages of investigative documents about the March 22 fatal shooting of Jackie Collins, Portland Police have just released this photo of the razor knife they say Collins was wielding. Officer Jason Walters, who shot Collins four times, told investigators that Collins was approaching him with the knife and refused to drop it. Independent witnesses confirmed his version. ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City Council to Consider Paying $170,000 for Nipple-Related Cop Lawsuit


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The Portland City Council is set to consider next Wednesday whether to pay $170,000 to a former rookie cop who claims she faced retaliation by the police bureau after a trainer complained about her nipples. As previously reported in WW, Nicole Whitley filed suit against the city and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in 2007. The department runs the Oregon Public Safety ...   More
 
Friday, April 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Read the Reports: The Police Shooting of Jackie Collins at Hoyt Arboretum


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After a Multnomah County grand jury last week declined to indict Officer Jason Walters for the fatal shooting of Jackie Collins in Hoyt Arboretum, Portland police today released their reports on the March 22 shooting. The transcripts of detectives' interviews with Walters and other officers, as well as accompanying reports, run to 459 pages and are available for download here (24 MB .pdf). Walters ...   More
 
Monday, April 5, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officer in Jackie Collins Shooting


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The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office just announced that a grand jury today declined to indict Portland Police Officer Jason Walters in the March 22 fatal shooting of Jackie Collins. No great surprise, given that a Portland cop hasn't been indicted in recent memory for on-duty use of force. Nevertheless, here's the news release: Early this afternoon the Multnomah County Grand Jury ...   More
 
Friday, April 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Guess Who's Central Precinct Officer of the Month for March?


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It's Jason Walters — the officer who fatally shot 58-year-old Jackie Collins in the Hoyt Arboretum on March 22. Detective Mary Wheat, a police spokeswoman, says Walters was named officer of the month in recognition of service to the residents of Southwest Portland. The award was given before Walters shot and killed Collins, who police say was approaching Walters at close range with a small ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Police Protest in Photos


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Ott Tammik

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

Rights Commission Hears Police Concerns on Leonard's Effort to Boost Oversight


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The city Human Rights Commission on Thursday heard three cops sound off on their concerns about City Hall's efforts to improve police oversight. "We have an emergency situation going on in our relations with the community," Assistant Chief Brian Martinek told the commission. "We agree with that. But we aren't sure if this ordinance is the way to address that problem." As reported last week, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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