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Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Last Big Loss?

Charlie Hales’ Police Contract “Victory” Looks Like Anything But Right Now

Portlanders Just Got Their First Look at a Police Body Cam Policy

Here Are Four Things You Need to Know About it

Hall Monitor: A Police Reform Lube Job

Everyone Seems to Dislike a New Police Union Contract. It’ll Pass Anyway.

Hall Monitor—The True Price of Hales’ Police Deal

City Council Supports Spending $6.8 Million for Cops, but It’ll Cost You More.

City Council Will Soon Vote on Changes to Portland’s Police Oversight System

They Won’t Be as Drastic as Originally Proposed

In Other News

A seized car and a telltale heart?

Short-Staffed Cops Are Being Forced to Trim Specialty Units to Adequately Patrol the City

Here’s Where the Cuts Might Be Coming From

Portland’s on the Verge of Major Police Oversight Reforms.

Some Worry It Will Make Things Worse

“Practice Peace but Prepare for War”

The Head of Portland’s Black Riders Liberation Party on His Group, the Police, and His Mission

Portland’s Police Reforms Are Headed Toward a Big Shake Up

After All the Recent Trouble, That Might Be a Good Thing

Taking the LEAD

Cops and Prosecutors Are Embracing a Radical Idea: Not Filing Drug Possession Cases

“He’s Got a Gun!”

An Infamous Local Right-Winger Nearly Shoots at Black Lives Matter Protesters

The New Chief Speaks

We Asked Mike Marshman About His Policing Philosophy. And How He Lost Part of His Trigger Finger

Hall Monitor: PPB—The New Batch

We've Got New Police Leadership! Will It Matter?

Hey Bikey! Using a Cable Lock? The PPB is Giving Away FREE U-Locks!

Portland Cop on Cops: Meet Officer Super Chill!

Monkey Business

How a Forest Grove Man Indicted for Selling Endangered Animal Parts Helped Bust His Malaysian Suppliers

Hall Monitor: A Summertime Chaos Grab Bag

Summer Sucks in City Hall. Not This Year!

The Cops Just Caved to a Citizen Oversight Group

Chief Larry O'Dea's Replacement Changed Her Mind and Overruled Him, Avoiding a Rare City Council Showdown

Staton's Gone

Multnomah County Sheriff Finally Calls It Quits. Here's Why It Happened.

Did Larry O'Dea's Shooting Mistake Get Special Treatment?

No Other Off-Duty Shooting in the Last 20 Years Was Handled with Such Lenience

Hall Monitor: Are O'Dea's Days Numbered?

The Police Chief Shot a Guy. That's Not Even the Worst Part.

Just Like That, Police Chief Larry O'Dea is on Paid Leave

In Other News

Smooching Fire Chief! The 48-Hour Rule Lives! Cops Bungle Their Own Rules! Crime Is Down!

Cops Say Gang Members Killed Robert Huggins

But Not the Sort Portland's Used to Hearing About

Hall Monitor: The 48-Hour Solution?

Jules Bailey Says a Controversial Police Policy Is on the Way Out. Is He Right?

After a No-Show, Police Watchdogs Are Forcing Cops to Appear

But That Doesn't Mean They Have to Like It
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