Updates 2020/02/29 Oregon Live-(2020/02/10 article added; 2020/02/28 several links added; Portlands homeless issue section added with one article; African American Activity one article added, the one about businesses discriminating;  2020/02/24 Wweek-2018/11/07 on Outlaw added; 2019/04/22 Wikipedia-US vs. Portland, latimes- 2017; 02/20/2017 IN THIS SECTION Links Summary     Links More Detail      African American Activity-Oregon Police System      Portland’s Homeless Issue Links Summary http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2006/05/29/newscolumn1.html?page=all https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/11/25/former-medford-police-chief-knew-of-major-payroll-scandal-but- didnt-seek-outside-probe https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/18/why-portlands-homeless-problem-is-the-worst-in-the-nation/ https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/national/oregon-man-wins-million-after-boss-gets-police-chief-pal-arrest-him- amid-racism-complaints/utWbyJyeV61UxyskiQ8iYK/ https://www.doj.state.or.us/media-home/news-media-releases/former-eastern-oregon-police-officer-indicted-on-child- pornography-charges/ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2133230/posts https://katu.com/news/local/former-newport-police-sergeant-brad-purdom-accused-of-sexually-abusing-minor https://www.kptv.com/lawsuits-say-portland-area-businesses-discriminated-against-black-people/article_d9577b08- 2335-5d69-a8ab-c48578223097.html https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/01/federal-jury-awards-250000-in-springfield-police-brutality-case.html https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=82589 https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-portland-oregon-police-2017-story.html http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=309:portland-oregon-jury-awards- 82000-after-woman-is-arrested-when-asking-police-for-a-business-card&catid=123:news-reports&Itemid=223 https://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/2010/05/canby_steroid_suppliers_cooper.html https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/02/west-linn-to-pay-600000-to-settle-wrongful-arrest-racial-discrimination- suit-stemming-from-former-chiefs-favor-for-a-friend.html http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR21/threecopsfired.HTML http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR21/threecopsfired.HTML http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/03/29/police-officer-arrested-for-sexual-corruption-of- minor http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/11/dont_shoot_portland_protests_p.html https://www.registerguard.com/news/20180908/eugene-police-officer-has-resigned-amid-allegations-of-sex-on-duty https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/24/salem-police-officer-resigns-alleged-hit-and-run- dui/542918002/ http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23444-sept-17-2006-police-beat-james-chasse-to-death.html https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/11/07/she-learned-the-ropes-at-one-of-the-most-corrupt-police-departments-in- the-country-now-danielle-outlaw-runs-the-portland-police-and-she-wants-more-power/ https colon//en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/United_States_v._City_of_Portland Links More Detail Wikipedia United States versus Portland (2012) https colon//en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/United_States_v._City_of_Portland Biz Journals: Lessons to be learned from Portland police chief scandal (2006) http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2006/05/29/newscolumn1.html?page=all Boston Globe (2019/11/25) Former Medford police chief knew of major payroll scandal, but didn’t seek outside probe The chief handed down no discipline, issued no written reprimands, and retired two days later. https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/11/25/former-medford-police-chief-knew-of-major-payroll-scandal- but-didnt-seek-outside-probe Excerpt: Weeks after news broke last year of a payroll fraud scandal within the State Police force, longtime Medford Police Chief Leo A. Sacco Jr. learned that about a quarter of the officers in his own department were allegedly padding their pay by either falsifying their hours or skipping out on detail shifts.  Following an anonymous tip, Sacco quietly conducted his own monthslong, informal inquiry and had numerous officers admit to him that they had fleeced a contractor paying for traffic safety patrols at a construction project, according to an internal investigative report obtained by the Globe.  Sacco, the chief of 28 years, called dozens of the officers involved to a meeting at a hotel last fall, said their actions were part of a “cultural and systematic problem,’’ and told them to stop their scheme, according to the report, which was obtained through a public records request. Ultimately, the chief handed down no discipline, issued no written reprimands, and retired two days https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/11/25/former-medford-police-chief-knew-of-major-payroll-scandal- but-didnt-seek-outside-probe Cop Block: Justice for Keaton Otis – CALL TO ACTION! – The Four Tracks (2013) http://www.copblock.org/tag/portland-or/ DOJ (2010/06/23) FORMER EASTERN OREGON POLICE OFFICER INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES https://www.doj.state.or.us/media-home/news-media-releases/former-eastern-oregon-police-officer-indicted-on- child-pornography-charges/ Former Newport Police sergeant accused of sexually abusing minor by KATU StaffThursday, June 28th 2018 https://katu.com/news/local/former-newport-police-sergeant-brad-purdom-accused-of-sexually-abusing-minor Purdom used to work with the Newport Police Department as a sergeant. Free Republic insert, from The Oregonian, posted by Movement Conservative (2008)Canby(Oregon) cop bought steroids on the job, FBI says The Oregonian ^ | Saturday November 15, 2008, 9:20 PM | by Maxine Bernstein Posted on 11/16/2008, 4:49:42 PM by MovementConservative http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2133230/posts Lawless America:  Portland Oregon Jury awards $82,000 after Woman is arrested when asking Police for a Business Card (2011) http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=309:portland-oregon-jury- awards-82000-after-woman-is-arrested-when-asking-police-for-a-business-card&catid=123:news- reports&Itemid=223 LA Times: (2017) https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-portland-oregon-police-2017-story.html Masslive (2019/01/30)Federal jury awards $250,000 in Springfield police brutality case. By George Graham. https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/01/federal-jury-awards-250000-in-springfield-police-brutality-case.html Excerpt: Lee Hutchins sued officers Daniel J. McKay, Felix Romero and Thomas Hervieux, alleging the three used excessive force against him in his home on Jan. 20, 2013. https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/01/federal-jury-awards-250000-in-springfield-police-brutality-case.html Oregon Live: (2016/11/25) Protesting Portland Police Brutuality http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/11/dont_shoot_portland_protests_p.html A Portland activist group is protesting police brutality and raising awareness for Portland's homeless and other vulnerable communities on Friday. Members of Don't Shoot Portland will gather in the Pearl District to honor the 10th anniversary of Jame Chasse's death, which sparked an outcry about police treatment of the mentally ill. Chasse died while in the custody of Portland police… Members of Don't Shoot Portland will gather in the Pearl District to honor the 10th anniversary of Jame Chasse's death, which sparked an outcry about police treatment of the mentally ill. Chasse died while in the custody of Portland polic http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/11/dont_shoot_portland_protests_p.html (2010/05/04) Canby steroid supplier's cooperation with FBI spreads investigation to other law enforcement agencies, including Portland https://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/2010/05/canby_steroid_suppliers_cooper.html (2020/02/10) ‘Old-boy-style racism’ by small-town cops leads to $600,000 payout to Portland man. By Maxine Bernstein. https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/02/west-linn-to-pay-600000-to-settle-wrongful-arrest-racial- discrimination-suit-stemming-from-former-chiefs-favor-for-a-friend.html See African American Activity-Oregon Police System section below NCJRS: Government Publication. Portland - The Rise and Fall of a Rogue Narcotics Squad  By C Smith (1981). https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=82589 Excerpt: This account of a police scandal in Portland, Oreg., in 1981 tells about a narcotics unit's falsification of evidence and other illegal activities which resulted in demands to create a civilian review board....The officers, who were on the night shift of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Investigation Division, had also invented informants or informants' stories to obtain search warrants in 1979 and 1980. Some had skimmed drugs, sold drugs, or given drugs away. Others had stolen money, jewelry, clothing, and other personal property from suspects https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=82589 Oregon Live: Oregon Has Had Its Share of Scandals and Corruption (2015) http://www.oregonlive.com/history/2015/02/throwback_thursday_oregon_has.html Top Portland police official resigns over series of text messages characterizing Capt. Mark Kruger as a Nazi, records show (2013) http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/02/top_portland_police_official_r_1.html Portland Cop Watch: Three Cops Fired in Portland http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR21/threecopsfired.HTML Excerpt: One, Sgt. Ronald Barton, was fired for his role as a "ringleader" in the scandal in which officers filed for $165,000 of overtime hours they did not actually work http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR21/threecopsfired.HTML Portland Mercury: Scott Elliott: 22 year Police Officer arrested for sexual corruption of minor Class C felonies (2012) http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/03/29/police-officer-arrested-for-sexual-corruption- of-minor Progressive: http://www.progressive.org/mag_amctaser In Portland, Oregon, police used a taser to shock a seventy-one-year-old blind woman four times on her back and once on the right breast. They also pepper-sprayed her and beat her.  On June 9, 2003, Eunice Crowder was home when a city official came to clean up her messy yard. When Crowder objected, he called the police. The Portland Oregonian reported that Crowder, who claimed to be hard of hearing, ignored police commands and tried to climb into a city truck to retrieve her possessions. The police claimed that when they tried to stop Crowder, she kicked at them. That's when they peppersprayed her and used the taser. Then they handcuffed Crowder's arms and yelled at her to stand up. "And she says, 'I bet you wouldn't yell at your mom like that,' " her lawyer, Ernest Warren Jr., told a radio station. One of the officers responded, "My mom is seventy-four." She said, "Well, I'm seventy-one." In 2004, Crowder agreed to the $145,000 settlement from the city of Portland. The police department admitted no wrongdoing."We don't have age restrictions" for use of tasers, says Pashley of the Portland Police Department. But he says that policy is currently "under review." http://www.progressive.org/mag_amctaser retrieved 06/10/2016 Register Guard (2018/09/08)Eugene police officer has resigned amid allegations of sex on duty. By Chelsea Deffenbacher https://www.registerguard.com/news/20180908/eugene-police-officer-has-resigned-amid-allegations-of-sex-on- duty Statesman Journal (2018/04/24) Salem police officer resigns after alleged hit-and-run, DUI. Whitney Woodworth, Statesman Journal  https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/24/salem-police-officer-resigns-alleged-hit-and- run-dui/542918002/ . Wweek: Police Beat James Chasse to Death (2006/09/17)) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23444-sept-17-2006-police-beat-james-chasse-to-death.html Six more protesters sue the Portland Police for increasingly militarized tactics that left them bloodied and bruised. https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2018/03/08/six-more-protesters-sue-the-portland-police-for-increasingly- militarized-tactics-that-left-them-bloodied-and-bruised/ (2018/11/07) She learned the ropes at one of the most corrupt police departments in the country, now danielle outlaw runs the portland police and wants more power. By Katie Shepherd I. https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/11/07/she-learned-the-ropes-at-one-of-the-most-corrupt-police-departments- in-the-country-now-danielle-outlaw-runs-the-portland-police-and-she-wants-more-power/ African American Activity Leadership and Suing - Oregon Police System Portland KPTV dot com 2018 Lawsuits say Portland area businesses discriminated against black people https://www.kptv.com/lawsuits-say-portland-area-businesses-discriminated-against-black- people/article_d9577b08-2335-5d69-a8ab-c48578223097.html Several lawsuits have been filed this month accusing Portland-area businesses of discrimination. FOX 12 spoke with some of the plaintiffs, including one who claims to have captured the discriminatory conduct on camera.The alleged instances of discrimination come in the wake of a high-profile case involving two black Starbucks customers who were told to leave a store.  The businesses where the alleged racial profiling took place locally are Red Robin, a Nike Store, Footlocker, Sunglass Hut and the Walmart at Eastport Plaza. The victims in each case are black, which is why they believe they were discriminated against. https://www.kptv.com/lawsuits-say-portland-area-businesses-discriminated-against-black- people/article_d9577b08-2335-5d69-a8ab-c48578223097.html Black Female Police Chief Portland - Outlaw (Note: Has the unlikely last name “Outlaw.” Formerly of Oakland, California. Grew up hating cops-someone close to her was killed by one. Spent time in a Catholic school; drive-along with police spurred decision to become cop). https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/11/07/she-learned-the-ropes-at-one-of-the-most-corrupt-police-departments- in-the-country-now-danielle-outlaw-runs-the-portland-police-and-she-wants-more-power/ Excerpt: Fresh out of college, she joined the Oakland Police Department—a far less sedate place. Outlaw worked for OPD for 20 years. During that time, she witnessed some of the worst police scandals in the country.  In 2000, four of her colleagues, known as the "rough riders," were charged with planting drugs on black suspects. They were all terminated, and the city paid victims more than $10.9 million, but the criminal charges didn't stick against the officers. Nine years later, Outlaw witnessed her city's outrage over police shooting black men—including Oscar Grant, who was shot by transit police while lying face-down on a train platform in… https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/11/07/she-learned-the-ropes-at-one-of-the-most-corrupt-police- West Linn Michael Fesser Case Oregon man wins $1.15 million after boss gets police chief pal to arrest him amid racism complaints Black Tow Truck West Linn https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/national/oregon-man-wins-million-after-boss-gets-police-chief-pal- arrest-him-amid-racism-complaints/utWbyJyeV61UxyskiQ8iYK/ Excerpt: The settlement has resulted in outrage in the community and a number of fast-moving developments involving those named in the lawsuits, particularly former West Linn police Chief Terry Timeus. On Thursday, a West Linn city attorney released a long-secret, 100-page internal report that dealt with allegations of Timeus making racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic and sexist comments while on the job as a Lake Oswego police officer, the post he held prior to becoming West Linn chief in 2005. Oregon Live (2020/02/10) ‘Old-boy-style racism’ by small-town cops leads to $600,000 payout to Portland man. By Maxine Bernstein. https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/02/west-linn-to-pay-600000-to-settle-wrongful-arrest-racial- discrimination-suit-stemming-from-former-chiefs-favor-for-a-friend.html Excerpt: Former West Linn Police Chief Terry Timeus had his officers work as his “personal posse” to initiate an unwarranted, racially motivated surveillance and arrest of a black Portland man as a favor to the chief’s fishing buddy…The case had no ties to West Linn…The city recently negotiated to pay $600,000 to the target of the rogue investigation, Michael Fesser, 48.  West Linn police also have agreed to a face-to-face meeting with Fesser. The settlement is one of the largest in the state resulting from a wrongful arrest claim, Fesser’s lawyer Paul Buchanan said. It ends a federal lawsuit that Fesser filed in the summer of 2018. “This case vividly illustrates a ready willingness on the part of the West Linn police to abuse the enormous power they have been given, and a casual, jocular, old-boy-style racism of the kind that we Oregonians tend to want to associate with the Deep South rather than our own institutions,” Buchanan said. Attorney Andrew Campbell, who represented West Linn in court, did not respond to a request for comment Monday night. The brazen misdeeds by West Linn police include making a surreptitious audio recording of Fesser at work without a warrant or court order, arresting him without probable cause with the help of Portland police and seizing his cash, cellphone and documents without a search warrant, court records show. https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/02/west-linn-to-pay-600000-to-settle-wrongful-arrest-racial- discrimination-suit-stemming-from-former-chiefs-favor-for-a-friend.html Portland’s Homeless Issue https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/18/why-portlands-homeless-problem-is-the-worst-in-the-nation/
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