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Things are looking good for two Occupy Portland defense attorneys who filed a motion on Monday, April 2, asking for a trove of documents the Portland Police Bureau might be keeping on the movement ["Courthouse: Occupied!" News, April 5]. According to a copy of the ruling obtained on April 10, Judge Cheryl Albrecht gave them nearly everything they wanted, including a request that the district attorney's office formally ask the police bureau whether undercover cops were present at protests. But Albrecht wouldn't allow access to internal affairs reports, and she ruled police "after-incident reports" be placed under a "protective seal" that limits what information the defense can access. Occupy lawyers and the prosecutors will meet on April 30 to hash out how the records are handed over. NATHAN GILLES

Ralph Clyde Turner, the man who shot at several Portland police officers outside his Southeast apartment last March, injuring Officer Parik Singh, was found guilty of 12 counts of attempted aggravated murder and other charges on Tuesday, April 17. Turner, reportedly suicidal, shot through his door at a group of cops who came to check on him on March 6, 2011. As more cops showed up, gathering in nearby Brooklyn Park, Turner fired again, hitting Singh in the side. Eventually, Turner was coaxed outside, unharmed ["What's Supposed to Happen," News, March 10, 2011]. Turner's attorney argued his client was delusional at the time of the shootings and fought for a guilty-except-for-insanity conviction, the Oregonian reported. DENIS C. THERIAULT

Commissioner Randy Leonard's patented Portland Loo will now have its very own marketing campaign, thanks to a 3-1 vote on Wednesday, April 11, by Portland City Council. The council approved a contract with three groups that either helped plan or build the public toilets (the city now has five Loos, with one more on tap), urging them to go forth and spread the word to other cities. If those groups manage to sell a toilet or two, they'll get a cut of the proceeds. Portland has already sold one Loo to Victoria, British Columbia. DCT

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