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Changes at the Portland Police Bureau

Oct. 19, 2012 7:06 p.m.

About a month ago, the U.S. Department of Justice released a report of an investigation that found Portland police have engaged in a pattern of excessive force, especially against people with mental illness. This week, the police bureau responded to the DOJ findings by announcing it will reinstate the Crisis Intervention Team — a dedicated team of officers specially trained to respond to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

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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.

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Portland Police Oversight

July 5, 2016 9:21 p.m.

We talk to Kathleen Saadat who has just retired as the Community Liaison for the Settlement Oversight Committee for the Portland Police Bureau.

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Portland Police Chief Retires

June 27, 2016 8:20 p.m.

Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea announced his early retirement today, in the middle of an investigation into his hunting accident. Mayor Charlie Hales has appointed Mike Marshman to be the new chief. We talk to Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner about the change in leadership.

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Portland Police Responding To Gun Violence

June 5, 2015 3:37 p.m.

Portland police say they're putting more resources toward responding to the recent increase in gun violence and gang-related activity.

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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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Update on Recent Portland Police Shootings

March 7, 2013 8:06 p.m.

On Monday night, Portland police officers fatally shot a man who fired a shotgun at them in an empty parking garage. The 32-year-old man, Santiago Cisneros III, was a veteran who may have been suffering from PTSD. Just two days later, a grand jury ruled on another recent shooting. The jury found that Portland officers were justified in using deadly force against Merle Hatch at Adventist Medical Center on February 17. Hatch appeared to be armed and can be seen on a cell phone video taunting the officers. It was later revealed that he did not have a weapon.

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Changes To The Way Portland Police Are Reviewed

Oct. 23, 2013 7:06 p.m.

The Portland City Council is hearing changes to the Independent Police Review Division which investigates complaints and all officer involved shootings. 

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Report Examines Portland Police's Relationship With Hip Hop Artists

Dec. 17, 2014 8:40 p.m.

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.

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Portland Police Chief Job Changes Hands

Jan. 2, 2015 8:06 p.m.

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

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Portland Police Arrest Suspected 'Hipster Bandit'

Dec. 11, 2012 7 p.m.

Police have arrested Harvie Dale Oglesby III, who they suspect of being the "hipster bandit" who robbed five Portland-area banks since July.


Portland Police Release Details Of Adventist Shooting

Feb. 21, 2013 2:59 p.m.

The Portland Police Department Wednesdsay released more details involving the shooting of Merle Hatch.

Leadership Changes for Portland Police, Ballot Measures Galore, and More

July 1, 2016 6:20 p.m.

OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes, Capitol reporter Chris Lehman and reporter Amelia Templeton join host Geoff Norcross. We dig into why retirement seems to be the new resignation among disgraced local public officials lately — most recently Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea. We ask what the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the former Virginia governor's corruption conviction could mean for John Kitzhaber. And we look at how the November ballot seems to be shaping up, with a focus on two measures designed to shake up the Democratic political establishment in Oregon. We end with "That’s So Oregon," taking up the hot cannabis real estate market, topographically accurate mountain-shaped candles, and other quintessentially Oregon stories from the week.

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