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.


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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

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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

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Bellringer Boycott? City Bureau Chiefs Raise Cash For Salvation Army Despite Gay Activist Opposition

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and Portland Fire and Rescue Chief John Klum plan to participate in a Salvation Army "Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge" this morning, despite calls by some gay-rights activists to boycott the Christian charity. Klum and Reese (who last month abandoned his plans for a mayoral campaign) will compete to see who can raise the most change from passersby outside Nordstrom ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

Mike Reese Decides Against Mayoral Run

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Ten days after forming a political fundraising committee, and after a weekend of bad press inspired by his own misleading remarks involving a rape investigation allegedly delayed by the Occupy Portland protests, not to mention a viral Oregonian photo of an officer pepper-spraying a demonstrator in the face, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese announced this afternoon that he will not run for mayor.Here ...   More
 
Monday, November 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

New York Deputy Mayor Criticizes Portland's Eviction of the Occupy Portland Camp

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In a TV interview Wednesday, New York Deputy Mayor Carl Howard Wolfson explained why and how the City of New York cleared the Occupy Wall Street protest out of Zucotti Park, and in doing so, contrasts New York’s strategy with the eviction of Occupy Portland over the weekend.---Wolfson told New York One he criticizes Portland’s 48-hour notice to protesters because, he says, it drew people looking ...   More
 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland Police Bureau Spreads Occupy Portland Mugshots on Facebook

Outrage goes viral

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The Portland Police Bureau has come under some heat this week after posting mugshots of Occupy Portland protesters arrested at Jamison Square on Sunday morning on its Facebook page. ---The Bureau posted its press release about the incident along with the mugshots of seven arrestees, sparking a torrent of criticism on Twitter and 458 comments on the page Facebook page itself. Portland Police Bureau's ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by Ruth Brown

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