With more than 80% of Portland voters favoring the new board, Portland’s City Hall is pushing for legislation in Salem that could allow the city to sidestep the brewing fight with the union altogether.
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.
After a foot chase, sheriff's deputies shot and killed Kevin Peterson Jr. in the parking lot of a shuttered U.S. Bank branch. Multiple deputes fired at Peterson, but discrepancies quickly emerged over whether he ever shot his gun.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the officer body camera footage and 911 tapes would be released once Walter Wallace's family has reviewed the materials. The Fraternal Order of Police supports the move.
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.