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Convicted Oregon Felon Caught with 17 Firearms

July 12, 2011
The seizure included a wide range of firearms: seven handguns, five rifles, five shotguns, and one stun gun. Police also seized more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition.

Jury Begins Deliberations In Portland Whistleblower Suit

June 9, 2011
A federal jury is now deliberating on the case of a former Portland Police recruit who accused a fellow officer of using excessive force and sued the department for lost wages and benefits.

DOJ Opens Probe of Portland Police Bureau

June 9, 2011
The probe will determine whether there was a "pattern or practice" of excessive force. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division announced the probe Wednesday.

Portland Police Unveil Redesigned Patrol Cars

June 8, 2011
The new cars will be solid blue with white wrapped doors that display the words "Portland Police" and the slogan, "Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve." A red rose appears between the words "protect" and "dedicated" on the vehicle.

Two Oregon Officers Shot Responding to EDP

March 7, 2011
Portland officers responded to the home of Ralph C. Turner on Friday. He is accused of shooting one of the officers through the door. The second officer was shot through a window in the house while the officer was standing in Brooklyn Park.

Portland's About Face

January 6, 2011
An FBI sting leading to the arrest of a Somali immigrant planning to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony has forced many of the more intelligent folks in Portland to rethink their "America is the real terrorist" stance.

Portland Man Threatened Guard, Officer With Large Knife Prior To OIS

January 3, 2011
The approximately 60-year-old man had threatened a private security guard earlier while walking in a parking lot. The incident occurred at about 4 p.m. on New Year's Day.

Shots Fired: Portland, Oregon 12/14/1996

December 21, 2010

After a mentally ill woman fired on a paramedic responding to her call that she ingested poison, Portland Police Officer Scott Westerman was tragically forced to counter her attack.

Portland Police Form Youth Services Division

November 23, 2010
The Portland Police Bureau will form a Youth Services Division to bring together school resource officers, the Gang Resistance Education Program, the Cadet and Reserves Program and the Police Activities League.

Portland Officials May Restrict TASER Use

November 18, 2010
Portland police should consider further restraints on when officers can use the TASER stun gun to stop a threat, and make it clear in its written policy that officers should fire a minimum number of stun cycles against a suspect, according to a city audit released Wednesday.

Portland Chief, Mayor Agree to Fire Officer

November 16, 2010
The Portland Police Association posted a statement on the union Website, stating that Adams and Reese "have ignored the truth and the facts regarding the Aaron Campbell incident."

Police Defensive Tactics

October 29, 2010

As an officer and trainer with the Portland Police Bureau, Loren Christensen taught defensive tactics for 25 years, after which he wrote "Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior." Christensen discusses concepts from the book, which covers topics such as retaining balance during a fight, how to avoid groundfighting, a subject's most vulnerable area during a baton strike, and the biggest failing in police DT training.

2 Men Arrested for Shoplifting at Portland's 'Shop With a Cop' Event

August 26, 2010
It was the annual "Shop With a Cop" back-to-school event, with officers helping about 160 children pick out clothing and school supplies for the approaching school year. But that didn't stop two men from going aisle to aisle, picking out a few items of their own.

Portland PD Chief Wants to Transform Training From 'Fear-Based' to 'Competency and Confidence'

June 16, 2010
A month into his new job as Portland's police chief, Mike Reese said Tuesday he wants to transform training from a "fear-based model" -- where officers are taught to think a motorist reaching toward a floorboard is going for a gun -- to one founded on "competency and confidence" -- where a mentally ill man isn't treated like a bank robber.

Officers and LE Support Groups Boycott Portland Cafe

June 10, 2010
Officers and supporters of law enforcement have organized an online boycott of the Red and Black Cafe in Portland (Ore.), where an officer was served coffee and then asked to leave.

Business at Portland Cafe Increases After Police Officer Asked to Leave

June 8, 2010
The vegan establishment was deluged with customers in the two days after news came out last week that one of the co-owners had served coffee to a Portland police officer, then kicked him out.

Rules of Engagement

May 7, 2010

They wanted to know why Walters didn't shoot the knife out of Collins' hand? Shoot to maim? Why would Walters be in fear for his life since he was wearing body armor? And they wanted to know, could an X-acto knife really kill you?

Portland Settles Sexual Harassment Suit With Fired Cadet

April 6, 2010
While training at the state police academy, Nicole Whitley, who was fired in May 2006, says she was asked by a lieutenant to wear additional layers of clothing.

Anarchist Black Bloc Protests Portland Police Shootings

March 30, 2010
The group, calling itself Black Bloc, first gathered about 5 p.m.in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue. Protesters then began marching toward the Willamette River, chanting slogans and carrying signs.

One Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting at Portland's Hoyt Arboretum

March 23, 2010
A Portland police officer shot and killed a man Monday afternoon in Southwest Portland's Hoyt Arboretum, but the victim's name and age were unavailable Monday evening.
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