Portland Police Want Your Help Solving LGBTQ Hate Crime


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Portland Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone with information that leads to an arrest of two suspects who beat up and shouted homophobic slurs at a group of gay men as they left a bar May 30 on SW 11th and Stark. The two suspects are described as two white men in their late teens or early 20s. Both men have dark hair and are between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall. Attorney General ...   More
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 Jacob Reingold

Police Union Candidate Predicts Opponent Will Win


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Tomorrow is the day the Portland Police Association tallies the votes in a runoff election to pick its next president. But one of the final two candidates to head the powerful union, Sgt. Doug Justus, is already predicting his opponent, Officer Daryl Turner, will be victorious. "I think probably Daryl will win because the guys want an officer," Justus says. "They kind of like the fact that ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Sam Adams' "Vindictive" Behavior Toward Budget Panel Part of a Pattern


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This morning's news in The Oregonian that Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese have decided to reconstitute the volunteer-led budget advisory group for the Portland Police Bureau has one immediate side-effect: It expands the pool of Portlanders calling Adams "vindictive." T. J. Browning, who as of this morning is still listed online as the budget group's chairwoman, says the budget group ...   More
 
Thursday, September 9, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

The Campbell Case: Reactions to the Recommendation for Firing Frashour


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News that the Portland police Use of Force Review Board recommended firing Officer Ronald Frashour for the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell was met with cautious praise from activists today. "This is an appropriate response to the tragic death of Aaron Campbell," said Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance. "He died through error. He died through negligence." The AMA has called ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

BREAKING: Review Board Recommends Firing Officer in Aaron Campbell Shooting (Updated)


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Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour has been ordered on leave after a review board recommended firing him for the Jan. 29 fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell, WW has learned from three sources in the police bureau. Frashour was put on leave late last week after the bureau's Use of Force Review Board recommended that Chief Mike Reese fire Frashour, but Reese has not yet made a final decision, ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Judge Rules for the Police, Against Peace Activist Joe Walsh in AIPAC Case


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Portland police won a courtroom victory this morning against a prominent anti-war protester when a Multnomah County judge ruled that cops had probable cause to arrest peace activist Joe Walsh. After a two-day civil trial, Circuit Court Judge John Wittmayer this morning granted a request by deputy city attorney David Landrum to rule in the city's favor in a lawsuit brought by Walsh. Wittmayer ...   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Randy Leonard Calls New Police Oversight Board a "Significant Community Change"


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City Council this morning voted unanimously 3-0 to approve the 19 members of Portland's new Police Review Board, one outcome of last winter's successful but arduous police-oversight reforms. Neither Mayor Sam Adams nor Commissioner Nick Fish attended today's meeting. Both are on vacation. But all three of the remaining commissioners waxed poetic about the significance of the change, none more ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Boer War: Internal Affairs Will Investigate


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An update to our story this week about an alleged assault by Portland Police Officer Michele Boer: Lt. Kelli Sheffer, spokeswoman for the Police Bureau, was at a homicide scene Tuesday afternoon and was unable to respond by press time to our questions about whether Boer may face discipline by the bureau. Sheffer called back after press time to say that internal affairs will investigate to ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Former Portland Lawyer Arrested for Alleged Secret Filming of Sex, Showers


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A 64-year-old former lawyer was arrested this morning on allegations he secretly filmed women in the shower or having sex with him at his former home in Southeast Portland. Ronald Schaffner was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of four misdemeanor counts of invasion of personal privacy. On Sept. 16, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Stephen Bushong granted Portland Police ...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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