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Students walk across the University of Oregon campus on a rainy March day in this 2015 file photo.

University of Oregon to reduce number of armed police officers on campus

The university says it will shift several of its armed officer positions into unarmed community service officer positions. It will do so by eliminating some sworn officer positions that are currently vacant, resulting in no University of Oregon Police Department employees being laid off or reclassified.





Portland police union files challenge to stop voter-approved officer oversight board

Two days after Portland voters overwhelmingly approved a new police oversight board, the union representing rank-and-file Portland police officers filed a grievance with the Portland Police Bureau to stop it from taking effect. The grievance is the first step in the Portland Police Association’s promised challenge to the new board.





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