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Survey: 86% of Portland Voters Want More Police

The survey showed 76% of Portland residents know the city’s problems are real and not exaggerated by the media. A full 60% of those who were once opposed to police are now beginning to support more police being hired, and 71% say they support hiring more police officers even though they are concerned about social justice and racism in the bureau.

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OR Troopers and Firefighters Sue Governor Over Vaccine Mandate

The suit seeks to stop the enforcement of Brown’s mandate and comes two days after an Oregon State Police trooper based in Bend announced on social media that he would defy the order.

Portland May Exempt Officers from Vaccine Mandate

The city attorney’s office advised city staff on Tuesday that the order requiring Portland’s police force to be vaccinated was now legally dubious due to new guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.

OR DA Drops 12 Excessive Force Cases Filed Against Officers Over Portland Riot Response

Multnomah County (OR) District Attorney Mike Schmidt has declined charges in 12 use of force investigations against Portland Police Bureau officers responding to protests.

OR Trooper On Leave After Posting Video in Opposition to State's Vaccine Mandate

“I have personal and religious reasons as to why I will not take the vaccine, but also the freedom not to,” said the trooper, who Portland attorney Dan Thenell confirmed to NewsChannel 21 is Zachary Kowing, 29, an eight-year OSP trooper assigned to the Bend office.

Portland Mayor Tells Police to Prepare for Body Cameras

The Justice Department is urging the city to adopt body cameras and other accountability measures to bring the city back into compliance with the 2014 settlement agreement.

OR Deputy Drowns During Off-Duty Rescue Attempt

Bystanders found the deputy and brought her to the surface. Linn County deputies and paramedics attempted life-saving procedures, but she did not survive.

Portland Officers Declining Opportunity to Join Gun Violence Unit

The uniformed squad, dubbed the Focused Intervention Team, is designed to fight gun violence proactively with a patrol presence on Portland streets. The plan has been to have the team cover seven days a week to get guns off the street directed by police intelligence, identify people involved in recent shootings and “interrupt the cycle of violence.”

Portland Police to No Longer Stop Vehicles for Non-Moving Violations

Officers have been directed to stop pulling drivers over for less serious, non-moving violations and focus on people who are speeding, driving under the influence, or otherwise making other drivers less safe.

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Portland Crowd Control Unit Resigns Over Indictment of Officer

“Our RRT members do not volunteer to have Molotov cocktails, fireworks, explosives, rocks, bottles, urine, feces and other dangerous objects thrown at them,” wrote Daryl Turner, then president of the union. He noted that the team members volunteer for the work without any specialty pay.

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