Newberg's mayor and city council, the school district’s teachers’ union, the American Civil Liberties Union, Oregon House Democrats and the Oregon School Boards Association had already called for the Newberg School District's elected board to reverse the policy. On Thursday, the Oregon State Board of Education joined them.
The question comes at an important juncture for two local, high-profile shootings. Clark County's prosecutor is seeking an official from another county to review the Feb. 4 fatal shooting of Jenoah Donald. Meanwhile, the review of Kevin Peterson Jr.’s killing is due in the coming weeks.
The city of Portland unanimously agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday brought by the family of Quanice Hayes, a Black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2017 while on his knees.
In place for eight months and costing more than $200,000, the fence’s disassembly marks a symbolic end to the militarized response by law enforcement during one of the longest sustained protests in Portland’s history.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Springfield, its police chief, and 28 officers on Monday in regards to a Black Lives Matter protest last year.
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was prepared to plead guilty to third-degree murder in George Floyd’s death before then-Attorney General William Barr personally blocked the plea deal last year
An Oregon lawmaker is trying to repeal an arcane state law that critics say allowed officers to threaten racial injustice protesters in Portland with arrest, tear gas and rubber bullets if they didn’t disperse.