Occupiers Get Clever With May Day Flyers

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Occupy Portland activists have called for a general strike tomorrow, in honor of May Day.Portland Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon put out a press release saying he expects a "peaceful, family-friendly" May Day march by organized labor groups—but noted "the Portland Police Bureau are charged with keeping the peace."The bureau, for its own part, said in an April 22 release that "mildly aggressive" demonstrators ...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Police Encourage More Online Crime Reporting


The Portland Police Bureau has expanded the types of crimes for which it encourages citizens to file their own reports online. In a recent press release, the bureau announced it was adding shoplifting—including quickie-mart "beer runs"—and "suspicious activity" to the types of crimes that can be reported using an online crime reporting tool launched in early 2010.The company that markets the tool, ...   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Corey Pein

Valentine's Day in the Naked City: Couple Arrested After Sex Role-Playing in Grocery Parking Lot


A Northeast Portland couple took sex-in-a-car to new places in celebration of Valentine’s Day, much to the annoyance—and alarm—of the Portland Police Bureau.At 12:35 p.m., workers at the New Seasons on North Interstate Avenue called the police because they were concerned about the blue Subaru Legacy leaving the parking lot. They saw a naked woman in the back, bound and with duct tape over her ...   More
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Dr. Know: To Protect and Serve... the Banks?

Why are Portland Police guarding private banks?

Dr. Know
The downtown Bank of America has had a uniformed Portland cop stationed on site for months. Can’t these banksters afford their own security guards? They already ripped off the taxpayers—now we   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Another View On Occupy Vs. The Police (Updated)

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With a press release about a planned "anti-police" protest tonight by Occupy Portland, the Portland Police Bureau probably did more to publicize the event than the Occupiers themselves.  "Police are concerned about tonight’s rally and march because the tone and content of available information is decidedly more hostile and escalating," the bureau release says, which the police sent out Monday. ...   More
Monday, February 6, 2012 by Corey Pein

Aaron Campbell Settlement Ranks High Among Portland Police Payouts

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Earlier today, Mayor Sam Adams' office announced that the city had reached a settlement with the family of Aaron Campbell, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot in the back by ex-Portland Police Bureau Officer Ron Frashour on the night of Jan. 29, 2010.Adams extended his personal apology to "Campbell’s family, particularly to his mother, Marva Davis, and his four children. "Today’s settlement does ...   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Corey Pein

Busted Ranks

New allegations from a former vice cop about the top brass.

Cops and Courts
A former vice cop is making new allegations of retaliation, lying and backbiting in the highest ranks of the Portland Police Bureau—after he gave a series of interviews about the city’s fail   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 COREY PEIN

Police Find $400,000 Worth Of Heroin In $3 Ice Cream Sandwich Box

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Great Value. Indeed.That's a Walmart house brand, by the way.Backstory from the Portland Police Bureau announcement: On Friday, January 13, 2012, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) were in the area of SE 92nd Avenue and SE Division Street following up on neighborhood drug complaints. DVD officers knocked on the door of 9230 SE Division Street, the person who answered ...   More
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by Corey Pein

Crime Spiked Downtown During Occupy Portland, Police Say


Remember the debate over whether Occupy Portland increased crime downtown? The Portland Police Bureau hasn't forgotten, and today it released a report (PDF) attempting to demonstrate that crime spiked during the Occupy Portland encampment in Chapman and Lownsdale squares.The report shows 20 crimes were reported in District 850, which includes the squares, during the week of Oct. 2-8, when the encampment ...   More
Monday, January 16, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN


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