Jury awards $40K to woman injured by Portland police during 2020 protests
The bellwether civil case against the city for police behavior could indicate Multnomah County juries are willing to hold the city responsible for police violence.
Officers’ testimony indicates Portland police still have an aggressive understanding of use-of-force law
Portland police officer testimony in a civil trial last week suggests the city's police have an understanding of civil rights and use-of-force laws different from that of the federal courts and of lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice. In one instance, an officer appeared to not fully understand the bureau’s own use-of-force directives.
Portland Police arrest man for the 2019 murder of leftist activist
Portland police announced Thursday they have made an arrest in the 2019 high-profile murder of a local anti-fascist. The case has drawn national attention in the years since, largely due to local activists’ insistence that police were not actively trying to find those involved in the murder of Sean Kealiher because of his political views.
Indiana man sentenced in federal court for role in 2020 Portland protests
Earlier this year, Malik Fard Muhammad, 25, pleaded guilty to throwing Molotov cocktails at police and smashing the Oregon Historical Society’s windows. He was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday.
March for Our Lives? March for Life? How to know the difference between the groups
Both groups can be seen in the spotlight as abortion and gun violence take hold of the national conversation. Though similar in name, each stands behind different political issues.
Vancouver bans ‘targeted picketing’ outside homes of city employees, elected officials
The decision follows several recent protests – mainly against measures to quell COVID-19 – outside homes and schools in Clark County.
New federal lawsuits filed against law enforcement, city of Portland for actions during 2020 protests
Plaintiffs describe being taken in unmarked vans, being deliberately shot at with rubber grenades and being wantonly hit on the head, among other complaints.
Hundreds rally in support of abortion rights in downtown Portland
More than a thousand Portlanders rallied in downtown on Saturday as part of the national Bans Off Our Bodies movement supporting abortion access.
Abortion rights supporters rally across the country
Thousands of abortion rights supporters are gathering Saturday at rallies across the country in protest of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Portland’s popular elk statue will return with new or repaired fountain
Portland’s iconic elk statue will return — and it’ll be on top of a new or repaired fountain — according to a resolution filed by two city commissioners.