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Baruti Artharee Is Portland's New Public Safety Police Director

On Jan. 31, Baruti Artharee began his new job as public safety policy director at Portland City Hall. He will serve as Mayor Charlie Hale's liaison to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) — and other public safety organizations — and will advise the mayor on policy changes. Artharee grew up in Compton, California, where he had adverse encounters with law enforcement. When he first came to Portland in the mid-1970s, he protested several Portland police shootings of African Americans, and has since formally and informally consulted the PPB on matters of diversity. His professional experience, however, has not directly focused on law enforcement. He has run a diversity and cultural competency consulting firm, along with serving as director of Oregon's Department of Housing and Community Services, chairman of the Urban League of Portland, and executive director of the Portland Development Commission.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 6, 2013

Changes at the Portland Police Bureau

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.

Segmentarticle - Oct. 19, 2012

Portland Police Audit

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.

Segmentarticle - May 31, 2012

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

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

Segmentarticle - Sept. 2, 2014

Transfer Policy Changes Coming To Portland Public Schools

The district is starting the process of overhauling its transfer policies while at the same time redrawing neighborhood school boundaries.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 2, 2014

Portland Police Chief and Union Leader Talk About Body Cameras

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.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 11, 2014

How Do Portland Police Address Human Trafficking?

On Friday's show, Former President Jimmy Carter said that police are often complicit with prostitution. We'll get a response from Portland Police.

Segmentarticle - March 31, 2014

Are Hip-Hop Shows Targeted By Portland Police?

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

Segmentarticle - March 4, 2014

Changes To The Way Portland Police Are Reviewed

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

Segmentarticle - Oct. 23, 2013

Update on Recent Portland Police Shootings

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.

Segmentarticle - March 7, 2013

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