An independent investigation has begun into the March 3 leak falsely identifying Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty as being involved in a hit-and-run, according to a joint statement from Hardesty and Mayor Ted Wheeler.
New records released on Friday by the Portland Police Bureau provide more insight into how City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was falsely implicated in a minor hit-and-run with which she had nothing to do.
Protesters once again targeted the North Portland home of Commissioner Dan Ryan Thursday evening, hours after the newest council member cast a deciding no vote on an $18 million budget cut to police bureau.
Portland’s City Council unanimously voted to place new limits on the federally deputized city police Wednesday, barring officers from taking orders from federal law enforcement or making arrests under federal law.
With less than two weeks to go until election night, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is pushing to place stringent restrictions on the 56 Portland Police officers who remain federally deputized.
A hiring freeze. A "recalibration"’ of the police bureau’s use of social media. A truth and reconciliation committee between police and the Portlanders they serve. If Mayor Ted Wheeler gives Hardesty control of the police force as she has asked, she says the public can expect some of these ideas to move from paper to reality within a month.