Portland police officers had an array of reasons why they thought racial justice protests in 2020 were among the largest and most enduring in the city’s history. Not mentioned as potential reasons for the massive protests are a laundry list of grievances against the bureau going back decades.
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.
On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Equitable Policing heard from experts on a bill that would clarify the interfering with a peace officer (IPO) law and prevent law enforcement from charging someone who is engaging in passive resistance.