All articles tagged "Cops"
News May 30 8:30 AM

City Will Spend an Estimated $1.1 Million on Munitions, Shields, and Training For Police

Stockpiling weapons and the return of Portland's crowd control team is reigniting dialog about how police respond to protests.

News Mar 28 10:37 AM

Within Three Years, Five Portland Officers Shot Eight People

Watchdogs, legal groups say repeated deadly force incidents are alarming. Portland Police Bureau says it’s a byproduct of high-risk job assignments.

News Jan 25 12:54 PM

As Crime and Murder Rates Drop in Portland, Mayor Wheeler Pushes a New Narrative

As the Rose City reports a recent decline in gun violence and violent crime, the mayor and police chief say the city is “on the right track.” Will it be enough to convince the naysayers?

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Top Stories 2023 Dec 28 2:00 PM

The Biggest Portland Police News of 2023

Big police settlements, a new top cop, and whatever happened to oversight? All that and more in the biggest police stories of 2023!

News Dec 27 9:41 PM

Update: Man Killed by Police in Mall 205 Target Parking Lot Identified as 33-Year-Old Tyrone Lee Johnson II

Police say they fired at a man who ran from them after trying to steal merchandise.

Police Oversight Nov 8 4:23 PM

City Council Approves Independent Monitor to Watch Over Cops

The monitor will determine if Portland Police remain compliant with the DOJ’s demands regarding the bureau’s excessive use of force.

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Transportation May 18 7:38 AM

Traffic Cops are Back—But Advocates Still Want More Speed Cameras

Portland Police are bringing back the traffic enforcement team, but advocates point to traffic light cameras as the best way to slow drivers and reduce racial bias in policing.

News Apr 27 8:04 AM

Gunshot Detection Companies Vie for Portland Contract and a Skeptical Public's Approval

ShotSpotter and EAGL, both finalists for gunfire detection pilot program, presented their technology during a community forum—and drew a significant number of questions and concern.

News Apr 21 12:03 AM

City Reaches Deal With Police Union Over Body Cameras

After more than a year-long stalemate, Portland Police will begin wearing cameras to record interactions.

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News Apr 11 7:35 PM

UPDATE: Son of Man Killed by Portland Police Calls for Increased Transparency

Robert Delgado was unhoused and in mental crisis when he was shot with an AR-15 in Lents Park. His son has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Cops Mar 21 10:00 AM

Auditor Finds Police Lack Data to Judge Effectiveness in Curbing Gun Violence

A follow-up report says the police bureau still has work to do to implement audit recommendations from 2018.

Cops Mar 3 10:00 AM

Portlanders Speak Out Against Gunshot Technology Pilot Program During Town Hall

It’s unclear how vocal opposition to the planned program will be weighed by city leaders.

Cops Mar 1 8:00 AM

Federal Judge Questions Portland Police Union’s Demands Over Body Cameras

Union officals believe police should be able to review bodycam footage before filing use-of-force reports.

Cops Feb 17 12:53 PM

Portland Police and City in a Stalemate Over Body Camera Policy

Should the Portland police be allowed to review body camera footage before giving statements? The police union says yes.

Cops Feb 2 2:48 PM

Portland Police Bureau Reinstates Officer Who Leaked False Information About Former Commissioner Hardesty

State labor officials find that city officials didn’t prove Brian Hunzeker retaliated against Hardesty.

News Jan 25 2:14 PM

Following Public Scrutiny, Mayor Wheeler Pivots to Competitive Process for Gunshot Detection Pilot Program

Pilot program will begin in March, pending City Council approval and public input.

News Jan 13 1:56 PM

Debate Over Police Presence in Portland Schools Heats Up as Leaders Discuss Gun Violence

School leaders say they are looking for a holistic safety approach as pressure grows to make a decision about School Resource Officers.

News Dec 9 2:17 PM

PPB Changes Policy On When It Releases Officers' Names After Shootings

The change comes months after the bureau stopped following the original policy.

Cops Nov 29 11:22 AM

City Agrees to End the Use of "Flash-Bang" Grenades in Settlement With Don't Shoot Portland

The settlement also includes a $250,001 payout to plaintiffs.

Cops Nov 23 4:45 PM

Police Identify Man Killed by Portland Officers Saturday Morning

It's still unclear why police decided to shoot Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson, 30.

Cops Oct 25 11:09 AM

City Council Set to Approve $47,500 to Settle Police Abuse Case

Cushing is one of at least nine Portlanders whose civil cases against the city for officers' conduct at 2020 demonstrations has resulted in a settlement payout from the city.

News Aug 17 9:16 AM

Police Shoot at Armed Man During Attempted Arrest in Lents Neighborhood

Tuesday's shooting marks the sixth by PPB in 2022.

News Jul 28 10:16 AM

Portland Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Person in East Portland

This is the third time Portland police have fired at a member of the public this week..

Cops Jul 26 2:26 PM

City Selects Controversial Vendor for Body Camera Pilot Program

The decision was made without any public input, which community groups had requested.

News Jul 21 4:29 PM

Mayor Wheeler Announces State of Emergency to Streamline Response to Gun Violence

The program directs additional funding to gun violence intervention programs that are already operating within the city.

News Jul 20 1:23 PM

City Withdraws Employment Offer to Police Bureau's New Training Dean

The decision comes five days after announcing his hire.

News Jul 13 11:20 AM

Judge Rejects Don't Shoot Portland's Request for Class Action Lawsuit

The judge believes there aren't enough commonalities between people hit by tear gas and munitions during the 2020 racial justice protests to place them in a specific class.

News May 25 12:15 PM

Portland DA Seeks to Revive a Conservative Policing Tactic With ‘Neighborhood Prosecutors’

The Multnomah County DA’s rebranding of an old practice paints prosecutors as social workers, worrying local public defenders and civil rights advocates.

News Apr 20 11:01 AM

Portland is the Boogeyman in Washington County's DA Race

Faced with a progressive challenger in the May election, the DA of Oregon's suburban Washington County has taken to demonizing the state's largest city.

Cops Sep 13 9:38 AM

Hall Monitor: Risk-Averse

Portland Police—and Politicians—Have Given Protesters Little Reason to Feel Safe