Traffic stops are the most common way police interact with the public.
Their policy discussions and research have underpinned aggressive reforms.
“Our clients aren’t being treated with dignity or respect by a system that stretches lawyers this thin.”
The letter opposes a bill that would walk back mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for juvenile defendants.
“We’re catching poor people in a spiral they can’t get out of,” Rep. Jeff Barker says.
The county immediately saw the number of felony drug convictions drop sharply.
Portland now ranks third among the nation’s major cities for car thefts per capita. And the number keeps rising.
District attorneys in the state are still reeling from losses in the 2017 legislative session—and don’t take kindly to the ACLU’s new campaign.