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On The Police Beat In N/NE Portland

OPB | March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY: We spend the hour in the patrol car of Officer Jason Jones, and hear about the day-to-day duties of a police officer.

Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015

THURSDAY: We're launching a new series called "Represented," where we'll look at some of the issues that matter most to Oregonians through the lens of the state's legislative districts.

Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting In Pasco Ongoing

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: We get the latest from Tri-Cities reporter Anna King about the ongoing investigation into the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington last week.

Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

Portland Police Chief Job Changes Hands

OPB | Jan. 02, 2015

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the outgoing and incoming chiefs of the Portland Police Bureau: Mike Reese and Larry O'Dea.

Report Examines Portland Police's Relationship With Hip Hop Artists

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Following an incident at a club earlier this year, Portland’s Independent Police Review Division is making recommendations to improve the relationship between police and local hip hop artists.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

Planning For a Psychiatric Emergency Room In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014

MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB | Dec. 05, 2014

FRIDAY: A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests. 

New Report Recommends Changes At Portland Police Bureau

OPB | Dec. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: Outside consultants have once again issued a report with recommendations for Portland Police.

New App Aims To Help Black Drivers Know Their Rights

OPB | Dec. 01, 2014

MONDAY: The "Driving While Black" app seeks to assist African-American drivers when they're pulled over. 

News Roundtable: November 26, 2014

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Portlanders React To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: A small group of protesters gathered Monday night in Portland after learning a grand jury did not indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese Announces Retirement

OPB | Oct. 07, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland Police Chief Mike Reese will retire in early 2015.

Finalists For Portland Compliance Officer Share Proposals in Public Forum

OPB | Sept. 29, 2014

MONDAY: The Portland City Council is weighing three finalists for the job of compliance officer — the person responsible for making sure Portland Police follow the reforms outlined in the Department of Justice settlement.

Portland Police Chief and Union Leader Talk About Body Cameras

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk with Portland police chief Mike Reese and union president Daryl Turner about the issues that arise when considering whether to require body cameras for officers.

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

Reporter Update From Ferguson

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014

MONDAY: Associated Press reporter Nigel Duara gives us an update on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Portland's Public Alert System Falters During Emergency

OPB | April 21, 2014

MONDAY: Portland's public alert system recently failed to notify residents of a dangerous situation.

Are Hip-Hop Shows Targeted By Portland Police?

OPB | March 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland MCs say police arbitrarily harass people who attend hip-hop shows, but PPB says they are concerned about large crowds of all kinds.