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The Portland Police Bureau is adding six officers to the Gang Enforcement Team to address an increase in gang and gun violence.
We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).
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Top Stories: NBA Star Offers Reward In Gang Shooting; Wash. Retailers Must Clear Drug Paraphernalia From ViewAug. 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 19: Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the gunmen who killed a 21-year-old Portland woman in a gang-related shooting, Washington retailers must remove drug paraphernalia from easy view, and more.
The Portland Police Bureau will have extra officers patrolling the city this weekend. An increase in gang-related crime led the bureau to put more police on the streets.
A new study into gang activity in the Portland area suggests the problem has declined generally in recent years, but has increased in pockets of east Multnomah County.