The Multnomah County district attorney's office cut an unusual deal with a Gresham woman on Wednesday, December 16. The DA agreed not to prosecute if Angela DeCorte, in turn, agreed not to sue a Gresham police officer involved in her controversial arrest on the MAX in August. DeCorte signed an agreement not to sue Gresham cop Sergeant Michael Amend, while the DA dismissed charges against her for resisting arrest, theft of services, and interfering with a peace officer. DeCorte says Amend arrested her in retaliation for asking questions about a man being Tasered on the SE 102nd MAX platform. Gresham police say an investigation would be conducted if DeCorte files a complaint. MATT DAVIS

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The Portland Police Association (PPA) is definitely not repentant about its rally in support of Officer Christopher Humphreys—the controversial officer suspended and then reinstated by Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman earlier this month ["Saltzman Backs Down," News, Dec 3]. This month's The Rap Sheet—the PPA's newspaper—carries a banner front-page headline: "Historic Rally Yields Results." It includes articles by officers attacking Oregonian editorial page writers, and a quote from Teddy Roosevelt maligning "critics." "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood," reads the Roosevelt quote contributed by Officer Stuart Palmiter. Police Chief Rosie Sizer described the union's recent actions as "overtly political" at a meeting with the community on Wednesday, December 16. MD

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The City of Portland wrapped up the last of seven public workshops on the Portland Plan last week and the results are in. All told, 1,000 Portlanders turned out to the input sessions on the massive urban planning document that sets goals for the city's next 25 years. When asked what the city's top transportation priority should be, roughly 30 percent of residents named investments in public transit and about 18 percent said bikes. The workshop respondents were not a perfect sample, however; they skew wealthier than the city at large. SARAH MIRK