Prosecutors will have to show racial bias motivated the crime. That seems harder than it did when the trial began.
Police said Russell Courtier was driving at least 51 miles-per-hour when he struck a black teenager with his girlfriend’s jeep. But they made a mistake.
Video shows Russell Courtier and Colleen Hunt ran down and the teenager in front of a 7-Eleven in Gresham.
The loss prevention manager at the Gateway Shopping Center Fred Meyer was convicted for stealing almost $230,000 from self-checkout machines.
The Portland Police Bureau attributes the 4.6 percent decrease to aggressive enforcement in car-theft hot spots and increased prosecutions for repeat thieves.
Two of the suspects arrested for stringing a web of twine across a Portland bike path last week made their first court appearance yesterday.
Chris Wyrostek, who worked as a prosecutor since March 2015, publicly listed his new job title at ICE as “assistant chief counsel” on his LinkedIn page.
In other news: School district changes rules after probe.
Emails obtained by WW cast doubt on the claim that undocumented immigrants living in Portland can report crimes and show up in court without risk of deportation.