Coffee, Tasers and Pizza! The Portland Police Expense Account Trivia Challenge


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As of last month, the Portland Police Bureau was over budget for the current fiscal year and will likely face budget cuts next year along with other city bureaus. So we decided to take a look at what the bureau's been dropping cash on over the last year. What we found may amuse and surprise you. At the very least, the expenditures spotlight the bureau's priorities at a time of increasing tension ...   More
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

New Police Oversight Ordinance: Still a Work in Progress


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There was much hoopla back in March when the City Council passed an ordinance to increase police oversight and boost the powers of the Independent Police Review Division. The ordinance was set to take effect on Monday, May 3. The police bureau referred our questions about the ordinance's status to IPR. So we checked in today with IPR Director Mary-Beth Baptista on the city's progress implementing ...   More
 
Friday, May 7, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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