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Portland Police To Stop Labeling People As 'Gang Members'

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 3:57 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Police Bureau says it will stop labeling people as gang members following concern the label disproportionately affects people of color.

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Portland Mayor, Commissioner Push For Immediate Interviews In Officer Shootings

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

In a split with the Multnomah County district attorney, two Portland city council members say the city can compel police officers involved in shootings to talk with investigators immediately afterward. 

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Police: Couple Assaulted At Portland's New Swimming Beach

AP | July 27, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Portland

Police in Portland, Oregon, say they are searching for a homeless man who attacked a couple at a new city-designated swimming beach along the Willamette River.

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2 Portland Police Chief Candidate Finalists Identified

OPB | July 24, 2017 5:33 p.m.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is meeting with four police chief finalists this week. The finalists include current chief Mike Marshman and an assistant chief of police from Pittsburgh.

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Man Arrested After 10-Hour Manhunt In Portland Released From Jail

OPB | May 30, 2017 7:13 a.m. | Portland

Portland police have released a 51-year-old man who led officers on a 10-hour manhunt through the city's Laurelhurst neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

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Portland Police Investigate Reports Of Hateful Graffiti

AP | April 24, 2017 8:09 a.m. | Portland

Detectives with the Portland Police Department's bias crime unit are investigating after someone painted graffiti at a church and school.

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Prosecutor: No Charges For Homeless Portland Woman Found With Stillborn Infant

OPB | April 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.

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Gresham, Portland Settle Lawsuit Over Filming Of Police

AP | April 10, 2017 1:08 p.m. | Portland

The cities of Portland and Gresham have settled a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman whose cell phone was seized by a police officer as she recorded an arrest.

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Homeless Man Found Dead In Portland Tent

AP | March 20, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers discovered the man last week while conducting a welfare check. Officers opened the tent after getting no response and found the body of 32-year-old Christopher Martin.

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Portland Police Arrest 6 In Million Mask March Protest

OPB | Nov. 6, 2016 8:36 a.m. | Portland

Police say the display was part of an international protest called the Million Mask March.  

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Portland Police Misconduct Review System Needs Reform, Committee Says

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016 12:48 p.m.

The city of Portland is under orders to speed up police officer misconduct investigations. But a proposal to streamline the process was panned by the public at a Wednesday hearing.

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Person Killed By Freight Train In Northeast Portland

AP | July 24, 2016 10:46 a.m. | Portland

Officers received a call at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday reporting that someone was struck by a train near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

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Portland Police Chief Steps Down Amid Investigation Into Shooting

OPB | June 27, 2016 9:01 a.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea is retiring. This comes amidst a criminal investigation into O'Dea shooting his friend.

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Portland Police Not Commenting On Cop Charged With DUII

OPB | April 26, 2016 1:09 p.m.

Portland Police aren’t commenting following an accident Monday afternoon that involved an officer who was likely intoxicated while driving a city-owned vehicle.

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Portland Police Stepping Up Patrols Following Increase In Deadly Crashes

OPB | April 2, 2016 3:26 p.m. | Portland

In the past three months, 12 people have died in traffic crashes in Portland. The police bureau will begin conducting more patrols.

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Portland Police Arrest 12-Year-Old Girl For Misdemeanor Assault

OPB | April 2, 2016 12:28 p.m. | Portland

Two Portland police officers arrested and handcuffed a 12-year-old child this week and charged her with misdemeanor assault and harassment.

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Is Police Progress on Federal Reforms Up To Snuff?

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Wednesday's hearing suggests Portland police officers are using their fists, batons, Tasers and guns significantly less than they did five years ago.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Delivers Populist Message In Portland

OPB | Aug. 9, 2015 5:05 p.m. | Portland

As Sen. Bernie Sanders prepared to speak at the Moda Center in Portland, activists against police brutality clashed with police Sunday afternoon.

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Homeless Drug Abusers Find Solace In Police Program

OPB | June 24, 2015 6:30 p.m. | Portland

For the past decade, the Portland Police Bureau has spent millions on housing and treatment for homeless people with drug and alcohol addictions. Today, the Portland City Council held up reauthorizing the program for another year, caught off guard by changes the bureau wants to make. 

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Former Portland Officer Dies By Suicide

OPB | May 26, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Autopsy reports released Tuesday confirm that a former Portland police officer killed by a train yesterday died by suicide.