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Portland Police Audit

May 31, 2012 4:06 p.m.

The City Auditor has released an external review of Portland Police activities around seven officer-involved shootings between 2004 and 2010. The report details what happened in each case, summarizes similarities, and offers 13 recommendations. Several of the recommendations are: 

  • The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) should maintain its partnership with Project Respond and make the Mobile Crisis Unit a permanent team, ideally with expanded personnel, hours, and scope.
  • PPB should reexamine its current policy on Taser use in light of current research indicating the elevated dangers of prolonged Taser use.
  • PPB should consider ways in which it can integrate its Critical Incident Management training curriculum into training opportunities for patrol officers.


Portland Police Arrest Homeless Protesters

May 12, 2008 12:11 p.m.

Over the weekend,  Portland police arrested a handful of people taking part in a round-the-clock homeless protest near city hall.


Audit Faults Portland Police Training

March 3, 2015 11:17 p.m.

The team that trains Portland's 900 police officers has been under scrutiny since the Department of Justice found a pattern of excessive force against the mentally ill. A new audit suggests the training division isn’t repeating key lessons often enough.


Portland Police Shoot Homicide Suspect

May 15, 2008 9:06 a.m.

Portland police responding to a homicide call shot and killed an armed man Tuesday evening in northeast Portland.


Fallen Portland Police Officers Remembered

May 15, 2012 12:32 p.m.

Police Departments around Oregon are observing fallen officers this month. A ceremony in Portland marks the sacrifices of officers in the city's past.


Portland Police Investigating Double Shooting

Feb. 22, 2012 7:39 a.m.

Portland police are investigating the shooting of two homeless men who were shot while they slept.

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Portland Police Oversight: Kathleen Saadat

June 22, 2015 7:19 p.m.

Kathleen Saadat has taken the place of Paul DeMuniz on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team which will oversee mandated reforms of the Portland Police Department. 

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Portland Police Shoot Suspected Burglar

March 23, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Portland Police are asking for information about a burglary that turned into an officer-involved shooting Sunday.


Portland Police Investigate SE Shooting

Dec. 15, 2011 6:55 a.m.

Portland police are investigating a shooting and hit-and-run in Southeast Portland.


Jailed Portland Police Officer Resigns

Aug. 5, 2009 11:08 a.m.

Officer Joseph Wild is no longer on the Portland Police payroll Wednesday. He’s resigned in the face of more than 100 counts of sexual harassment.

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