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Citizens Killed by police
Larry McKinney, 2012
Brad Morgan, 2012
Elias Angel Ruiz, 2012
Jimmy Georgeson, 2012
Anthony McDowell, 2011
Darryel Ferguson - 2010
Aaron Campbell, 2010
Jack Collins, 2010
Keaton Otis, 2010
Derek Coady, 2008
Jason Spoor, 2008
Andrew Hanlon, 2008
Steven Bolen, 2007
Timothy Grant, 2007
Songseumsack Tanovan, 2007
James Chasse, 2006
Lukas Glenn, 2006
Jordan Case, 2006
Fouad Kaady, 2006
Raymond Gwerder, 2005
Dwayne Novak, 2005
James Jahar Perez, 2004
Warren Sercombe, 2004
Joyce Staudenmaier, 2004
Eddie Homsombath, 2003
Kendra James, 2003
Jeremy Shellbe, 2002
Daniel Flannigan, 2002
Anthony Utah-Zona Beck, 2002
Dickie Dow, 1998
Patricia Sweany, 1997
Tom Graves, 1995
Gale Moody, 1994
Michael Lee Henry, 1991
Mari Lyn Sandoz, 1990
Jeff Chilson, 1989
Daniel Ynosente Reyes, 1987
Timothy Baumel, 1987
Jose Carlos Echeagary, 1986
Frank Bearcub, 1985
Mark Roy Stomps, 1984
Lawrence L Stacey, 1981
Jose Mejia Poot,
Janet Marilyn Smith,

NW Alliance Portal   We need police accountability!


The murders of Aaron Campbell, Keaton Otis,  and James Chasse, Jr. have never been resolved. None of the officers who broke the law and violated Police Department Procedures have been charged, tried,or prosecuted for these crimes. We, the citizens of Portland, Oregon have paid millions for the crimes committed by PDX police officers, yet none of these officers have been disciplined. They continue to serve in spite of their crimes. The shootings of James Jahar Perez and Kendra James may have been forgotten by some, but we have yet to see accountability or justice.  This must change. And now the council wants to second guess our judicial system when they find our out of control Police Bureau at fault in roughing up and arresting Mr. Smith for no good reason.  We deserve an explanation from our council and some discipline and more responsible leadership in our Police Bureau.   

Portland Mayor’s Abrupt Resignation Tipped by Housing, Police Injustice Issues

April 1, 2015
Photo by Denis Theriault

Photo by Denis Theriault

Story by Raymond D. Davies

Shocking the Portland political establishment, Mayor Charlie Hales announced today his resignation, effective immediately. Hales was expected to run for reelection in 2016, but citing his “frustration with certain elements of city governance, particularly the lack of effectiveness in dealing with the police and people without housing,” he has decided to drop out of electoral politics. He now intends to lend his support to various groups fighting to reform or abolish current systems of policing, such as Black Lives Matter Portland and Don’t Shoot Portland, as well as those “legitimately” working to solve houselessness.

“We have serious problems in this city–in the whole country actually–and our politicians are not doing anything to solve them." 

get the whole story:

"Police violence comes at what Imarisha, echoing Angela Davis, calls “the intersections of intimate and social violence.” Police are not killing unarmed Black people because the thought occurs to them out of the blue. Behind these murders lie all sorts of institutional forms of violence. Likewise, poverty and gentrification do not form from thin air. They are the result of laws, regulations, contracts, red lines, predatory loans, and other systemic oppression made in the name of a society hiding behind a cloak of equality, freedom, and the American dream. They are the by-products and enforcement tools of white supremacy."…/monthly-vigil-numbers-h…/…

If U.S. Police department members were protecting and serving the interests, health and well-being of everyday people, they would be doing the job we hired them to do.

But shooting or beating to death unarmed men, women and children is a threat to public safety. Any president, public official, mayor, police commissioner, city council or governor who puts officers armed with submachine guns on the streets should be removed, impeached, fired, or arrested for creating a public nuisance.

Carrying a loaded machine gun has nothing to do with protection, service or safety. Gunning down citizens is not acceptable. And it is way past time for common sense to prevail.

We need to demilitarize and retrain our police.

Tim Flanagan, associate editor at the Alliance

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants the city to appeal part of U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon's order, questioning his authority governing the annual update hearings the city is required to attend on police reforms mandated in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Hales, along with Commissioner Amanda Fritz, will ask the full City Council on Wednesday to direct the city attorney's office to appeal Simon's order, The Oregonian has learned.

The city plans to question and "clarify'' the judge's authority on the "frequency, scope, procedure and evidentiary burdens'' the court can impose for the reform update hearings, according to the mayor's resolution.

The city has argued that Simon doesn't have the discretion to order city officials to present evidence before him in court regarding the status of the reforms.


The city's reluctance to accept the judge's demand for the updates has baffled federal prosecutors and community members. In their final legal briefs to the judge, Oregon's U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall and the U.S Department of Justice, as well as the alliance's coalition, all distanced themselves from the city, arguing that Simon did indeed have the authority to order the hearings, who attends and what they will include.

"A neutral, public hearing to answer questions on the status of compliance is essential to the community's faith in, and hence the public legitimacy of, this very process,'' wrote J.Ashlee Albies and Shauna Curphey, attorneys for the alliance's coalition.


The court's involvement stems from a Justice Department investigation in 2012 that found Portland police engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force against people with mental illness or perceived to have mental illness. The investigation also found that stun gun use by officers was unjustified and excessive at times. The negotiated settlement, approved by the judge on Aug. 29, calls for changes to Portland policies, training and oversight.

City attorneys this year spent months challenging Simon's desire to have all the parties to the case -- the city, Justice Department, Portland police union and Albina Ministerial Alliance's Coalition on Justice and Police Reform -- appear before him at least once a year to provide updates on the reforms in open court. The alliance's coalition consists of church leaders and community groups working to enhance police accountability.

"Mayor Hales has taken every opportunity to delay, diminish and disregard the settlement agreement in DOJ v. City of Portland,'' Renaud said."Persons with mental illness have been admittedly harmed by Portland's police and after three years of dawdling there is still no independent assurance anything has changed.''

--Maxine Bernstein

What we know about Michael Brown's shooting

CNN's Don Lemon reports live from Ferguson, Missouri, today from 10p.m. ET until midnight. Tune in to CNN TV or watch live online or on your mobile device using the Watch CNN feature.

(CNN) -- It's a case of he said, he said. The accounts of why a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday couldn't be more disparate.

One side says the teenager was surrendering, his hands in the air to show he was unarmed, when the officer opened fire. Authorities counter that Brown attacked the officer in his car and tried to take his gun.

The St. Louis suburb of 21,000 was wracked by violence as protesters outraged over the 18-year-old's shooting faced off with police...


"Go Ahead and Shoot Me": The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson's Cops

Read the Article at The Daily Beast


Arrested While Covering Ferguson Shooting Protests:

Read the Article at The Washington Post


Why the United States' Police Are Becoming So Militarized

Read the Article at The Economist


Another Night of Police Violence in Ferguson; Governor Relieves Local Police of Protest Duty

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Last night, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot tear gas and rubber bullets at people protesting the shooting of an unarmed teenager. Two journalists were arrested after being told to stop filming.

Read the Article 

"Stop Fearing Our Children": Why Juvenile Incarceration Needs to Go

Maya Schenwar, Truthout: Although lawmakers and the media may decry atrocious conditions, overcrowding and rampant violence in juvenile prisons, they aren't examining the roots of the problem. In this interview, author Nell Bernstein takes on the question: Why are we locking up children at all?

Read the Interview 

Armed With Military-Grade Weapons, Missouri Police Crack Down on Protests Over Michael Brown Shooting

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: The Missouri town of Ferguson looks like a war zone as police fire tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to break up a fifth night of protests over the police shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

Woman, 25, shot and killed by police after Salem traffic stop - what happened?

Woman, 25, shot and killed by police after Salem traffic stop - what happened?
Jacklynn Ford

SALEM, Ore. -- Neighbors heard the gunshots and now they're waiting for the police to explain what happened. How did a 25-year-old woman end up dead after a traffic stop on Friday night?

Salem Police say an officer stopped Jacklynn Ford, 25, a few minutes after 10 p.m. on Friday near Eastgate Basin Park.
Police say Ford ran away from the officer but would not discuss what happened next or how the officer ended up shooting her.
"I heard three gunshots and a scream," said a neighbor who lived near the park but did not want to use his name.
Another neighbor also heard gunshots, sirens, and a police dog barking.
Salem Police said they found a gun that appeared to belong to Ford. The Oregon State Police are now investigating. Ford's family is not waiting for the official results. "I'm not laying down on this," wrote her aunt, Marci, on Facebook. "My niece is going to get her justice." Ford's mom also posted on Facebook, "My heart feels like its broke (sic). I miss my daughter and just want to hold her." A spokesman for Salem Police declined to elaborate on the shooting while the state investigates what happened, which is routine.

US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11

Statistically speaking,
Americans should be more fearful
of the local cops than “terrorists.”

By Katie Rucke

November 10, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "MintPress News" --  Though Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests and issuing citations. As a result of this as well as an increase in militarized policing techniques, Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, estimates aWashington’s Blog report based on official statistical data.

Though the U.S. government does not have a database collecting information about the total number of police involved shootings each year, it’s estimated that between 500 and 1,000 Americans are killed by police officers each year. Since 9/11, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by U.S. police officers, which is almost equivalent to the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq.

Because individual police departments are not required to submit information regarding the use of deadly force by its officers, some bloggers have taken it upon themselves to aggregate that data. Wikipedia also has a list of “justifiable homicides” in the U.S., which was created by documenting publicized deaths.

Mike Prysner, one of the local directors of the Los Angeles chapter for ANSWER — an advocacy group that asks the public to Act Now to Stop War and End Racism — told Mint Press News earlier this year that the “epidemic” of police harassment and violence is a nationwide issue.

He said groups like ANSWER are trying to hold officers accountable for abuse of power. “[Police brutality] has been an issue for a very long time,” Prysner said, explaining that in May, 13 people were killed in Southern California by police.

As Mint Press News previously reported, each year there are thousands of claims of police misconduct. According to the CATO Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, in 2010 there were 4,861 unique reports of police misconduct involving 6,613 sworn officers and 6,826 alleged victims.

Most of those allegations of police brutality involved officers who punched or hit victims with batons, but about one-quarter of the reported cases involved firearms or stun guns.

Racist policing

A big element in the police killings, Prysner says, is racism. “A big majority of those killed are Latinos and Black people,” while the police officers are mostly White, he said. “It’s a badge of honor to shoot gang members so [the police] go out and shoot people who look like gang members,” Prysner argued, giving the example of 34-year-old Rigoberto Arceo, who was killed by police on May 11.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Arceo, who was a biomedical technician at St. Francis Medical Center, was shot and killed after getting out of his sister’s van. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Arceo “advanced on the deputy and attempted to take the deputy’s gun.” However, Arceo’s sister and 53-year-old Armando Garcia — who was barbecuing in his yard when the incident happened — say that Arceo had his hands above his head the entire time.

Prysner is not alone in his assertion that race is a major factor in officer-related violence. This past May, a study from the the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an anti-racist activist organization, found that police officers, security guards or self-appointed vigilantes killed at least 313 Black people in 2012 — meaning one Black person was killed in the U.S. by law enforcement roughly every 28 hours.

Prysner said the relationship between police departments and community members needs to change and that when police shoot an unarmed person with their arms in the air over their head, the officer should be punished.

Culture of misconduct

“You cannot have a police force that is investigating and punishing itself,” Prysner said, adding that taxpayer money should be invested into the community instead of given to police to buy more guns, assault rifles and body armor.

Dissatisfied with police departments’ internal review policies, some citizens have formed volunteer police watch groups to prevent the so-called “Blue Code of Silence” effect and encourage police officers to speak out against misconduct occurring within their department.

As Mint Press News previously reported, a report released earlier this year found that of the 439 cases of police misconduct that then had been brought before the Minneapolis’s year-old misconduct review board, not one of the police officers involved has been disciplined.

Although the city of Minneapolis spent $14 million in payouts for alleged police misconduct between 2006 and 2012, despite the fact that the Minneapolis Police Department often concluded that the officers involved in those cases did nothing wrong.

Other departments have begun banning equipment such as Tasers, but those decisions were likely more about protecting the individual departments from lawsuits than ensuring that officers are not equipped with weapons that cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries when used.

To ensure officers are properly educated on how to use their weapons and are aware of police ethics, conflict resolution and varying cultures within a community, police departments have historically held training programs for all officers. But due to tighter budgets and a shift in priorities, many departments have not provided the proper continuing education training programs for their officers.

Charles Ramsey, president of both the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Police Executive Research Forum, called that a big mistake, explaining that it is essential officers are trained and prepared for high-stress situations:

“Not everybody is going to be able to make those kinds of good decisions under pressure, but I do think that the more reality-based training that we provide, the more we put people in stressful situations to make them respond and make them react.”

GI Joe replaces Carl Winslow

In order to help local police officers protect themselves while fighting the largely unsuccessful War on Drugs, the federal government passed legislation in 1994 allowing the Pentagon to donate surplus military equipment from the Cold War to local police departments. Meaning that “weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield has been handed over for use on American streets … against American citizens.”

So while the U.S. military fights the War on Terror abroad, local police departments are fighting another war at home with some of the same equipment as U.S. troops, and protocol that largely favors officers in such tactics as no-knock raids.

Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop,” wrote in the Wall Street Journal in August:

“Since the 1960s, in response to a range of perceived threats, law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government, have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier.

“Driven by martial rhetoric and the availability of military-style equipment—from bayonets and M-16 rifles to armored personnel carriers—American police forces have often adopted a mind-set previously reserved for the battlefield. The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the U.S. scene: the warrior cop—armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.”

As Mint Press News previously reported, statistics from an FBI report released in September reveal that a person is arrested on marijuana-related charges in the U.S. every 48 seconds, on average — most were for simple possession charges.

According to the FBI’s report, there were more arrests for marijuana possession than for the violent crimes of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault — 658,231 compared with 521,196 arrests.

While groups that advocate against police brutality recognize and believe that law enforcement officials should be protected while on duty, many say that local police officers do not need to wear body armor, Kevlar helmets and tactical equipment vests — all while carrying assault weapons.

“We want the police to keep up with the latest technology. That’s critical,” American Civil Liberties Union senior counsel Kara Dansky said. “But policing should be about protection, not combat.”

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there are more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. In 2012, 120 officers were killed in the line of duty. The deadliest day in law enforcement history was reportedly Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers were killed.

Despite far fewer officers dying in the line of duty compared with American citizens, police departments are not only increasing their use of protective and highly volatile gear, but are increasingly setting aside a portion of their budget to invest in new technology such as drones, night vision goggles, remote robots, surveillance cameras, license plate readers and armored vehicles that amount to unarmed tanks.

Though some officers are on board with the increased militarization and attend conferences such as the annual Urban Shield event, others have expressed concern with the direction the profession is heading.

For example, former Arizona police officer Jon W. McBride said police concerns about being “outgunned” were likely a “self-fulfilling prophecy.” He added that “if not expressly prohibited, police managers will continually push the arms race,” because “their professional literature is predominately [sic] based on the acquiring and use of newer weapons and more aggressive techniques to physically overwhelm the public. In many cases, however, this is the opposite of smart policing.”

“Coupled with the paramilitary design of the police bureaucracy itself, the police give in to what is already a serious problem in the ranks: the belief that the increasing use of power against a citizen is always justified no matter the violation. The police don’t understand that in many instances they are the cause of the escalation and bear more responsibility during an adverse outcome.

“The suspects I encountered as a former police officer and federal agent in nearly all cases granted permission for me to search their property when asked, often despite unconcealed contraband. Now, instead of making a simple request of a violator, many in law enforcement seem to take a more difficult and confrontational path, fearing personal risk. In many circumstances they inflame the citizens they are engaging, thereby needlessly putting themselves in real and increased jeopardy.”

Another former police officer who wished to remain anonymous agreed with McBride and told Balko,

“American policing really needs to return to a more traditional role of cops keeping the peace; getting out of police cars, talking to people, and not being prone to overreaction with the use of firearms, tasers, or pepper spray. … Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been in more than my share tussles and certainly appreciate the dangers of police work, but as Joseph Wambaugh famously said, the real danger is psychological, not physical.”


No New Leads on Fatal Shooting
by Oregon State Trooper

Thursday killing was the second by an Oregon State Trooper during traffic stops last week – and the fourth this year.

Lisa Loving Of The Skanner News

September 05, 2013

Joseph Walsh-Lone Vet
There are heroes among us, going about doing what they do every day with little fanfare, sometimes a lawyer will handle a case that is so outrageous that to win a verdict by a jury will be difficult but with much personal reward it that unlikely event happens. There is a case that was won by Greg and Jason Kafoury that should make all of us activists sit up and pay attention, but many do not even know what happened in Gallagher Smith vs. City of Portland. The story told from Greg Kafoury view is told here: article/ attorney-greg-kafoury-takes-on- gangster-style-portland-police -bureau

This is story that all activists should pay attention to because the city has appealed this case to the State Court of Appeals for Oregon. The City Attorney asked and was given permission by the City Council of Portland to appeal this case. The only representative on the council who said no for this appeal was Amanda Fritz. The City Attorney is stalling and the council missed another opportunity to say to police, we are not happy that you beat a man because he asked you a question.

...Please read the interview with one of my heroes, make sure you bring something for you stomach because you will want to vomit after reading that the Internal Review gang of the PPD cleared the officers of any wrong doing.

Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
IFJ, VVAW, Activist


Witnesses to Silva Death say Police Are Covering Up the Truth!

Latino Rebels Portal: more information:

A Multnomah County jury ruled that the city of Portland must pay a 27-year-old man nearly $306,000 after police used a stun gun and pepper spray on him, punched him and dog-piled on top of him before they unlawfully arrested him for criminally trespassing on a downtown sidewalk.

The money represents one of the bigger jury awards in recent excessive force cases against police, who. are revising their Taser policy after federal investigators found officers often misused stun guns, especially against mentally ill people.

Jurors found that police falsely arrested, battered and maliciously prosecuted Gallagher Smith after he quarreled with a doorman on Nov. 13, 2010, at the Aura nightclub on West Burnside Street. The doorman told Smith he’d have to wait at the end of a long line again even though he’d just been in the club and had gotten a stamp on his hand before stepping outside. The doorman eventually flagged down police.

Smith walked away from the club as police followed. Smith questioned police about what law prevented him from standing on a public sidewalk.

 If the city council wants to appeal this, they should use their own personal funds instead of our tax money. The police screwed up, again. The reason they screwed up again is because the mayor, chief, and council continue to give them a free pass to break the law. Now that this policy has cost citizens millions of dollars, perhaps the council should revisit this issue or they may be subject to the same federal investigation which has determined that the Portland Police Bureau is out of control.

The murders of Aaron Campbell, Keaton Otis,  and James Chasse, Jr. have never been resolved. None of the officers who broke the law and violated Police Department Procedures have been charged, tried,or prosecuted for these crimes. We, the citizens of Portland, Oregon have paid millions for the crimes committed by PDX police officers, yet none of these officers have been disciplined. They continue to serve in spite of their crimes. The shootings of James Jahar Perez and Kendra James may have been forgotten by some, but we have yet to see accountability or justice.  This must change. And now the council wants to second guess our judicial system when they find our out of control Police Bureau at fault in roughing up and arresting Mr. Smith for no good reason.  We deserve an explanation from our council and some discipline and more responsible leadership in our Police Bureau.   

Above, Aaron & James

Above Keaton and Kendra

Portland lawyers seek restrictions on arbitration in Portland police excessive force cases

Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
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on April 08, 2013 at 3:58 PM, updated April 09, 2013 at 9:19 AM

 View full sizePolice investigators photographed the casing fired from former Officer Ronald Frashour's AR-15 rifle on January 29, 2010 as evidence. The .223 caliber bullet struck Aaron Campbell, 25, in the back, killing him. Frashour was fired from the Police Bureau in November 2010 for his use of deadly force, but an arbitrator ordered he be reinstated. The city has reinstated Frashour, but is challenging the arbitrator's ruling.  
Portland police disciplined for using excessive force would not be able to challenge the discipline before a state arbitrator, under a bill that will have a hearing before state lawmakers on Wednesday.

State Sen. Chip Shields, D-Portland, has sponsored the bill, at the request of Portland attorneys Greg and Jason Kafoury. The Kafourys are disturbed by the high-profile Portland police discipline cases that get overturned by a state arbitrator.

The bill would only affect Portland police, as it's written for Oregon cities with populations over 300,000.

An arbitrator's ruling ordering the reinstatement of fired Officer Ronald Frashour, who fatally shot an unarmed man in the back in January 2010, is among the most recent examples.

The Kafourys said they're pushing for a legislative change because the city has not been able to negotiate changes to the Portland Police Association contract, which allows for binding arbitration.

Senate Bill 747 will be heard at 3 p.m. before the Senate's General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection Committee.

The proposed legislation also would allow police managers to issue serious discipline for misconduct that may have drawn a less severe penalty in the past.

"Our goal is to have a police union contract in Portland which does not allow for arbitration in cases of use of excessive force," said Greg Kafoury on Monday. "We want there to be political, democratic control of the police department. That's only going to happen when the mayor has ultimate power over police discipline."

Kafoury called the arbitration cases enormously expensive for the city of Portland, "and they lose virtually all of them."

"Even when we sue an officer and win six figure verdicts'' Greg Kafoury said, "they're routinely ignored."

...Last summer, The Oregonian reviewed 14 Portland police arbitration decisions since 1981 and found that discipline usually was overturned because either the bureau did a shoddy investigation or the arbitrator picked apart a chief's decision with a grab-bag of objections: Similar misconduct by officers in the past hadn't drawn such discipline, police policies were unclear or none governed the alleged misconduct, bureau instructors testified that an officer had acted as trained, or the officer had a prior clean record.

Greg and Jason Kafoury said they plan to play at Wednesday's hearing part of a Feb. 9, 2011 deposition they took from former Police Chief Rosie Sizer stemming from a lawsuit against Sgt. Kyle Nice, in which she said she didn't recall firing anyone for excessive force during her tenure as chief. Further, the deposition shows that Sizer thought all Portland police terminations for use of force "were all overturned through the labor process."

During Chief Mike Reese's tenure, he's had to rehire two officers he fired: Frashour and Scott Dunick, who smoked marijuana off-duty, gave one of his prescription pills to a fellow officer and then drove drunk while under investigation. An arbitrator ordered the chief to reinstate Dunick, albeit with a three-month suspension.

The Kafourys said they recognize the bill will face vehement opposition from the city's police unions and likely does not have the support to pass this session.

"It's going to be a long-term battle," Jason Kafoury said.

Greg Kafoury met briefly with Mayor Charlie Hales to discuss the bill.

"We are aware of the bill and are monitoring it," said Dana Haynes, the mayor's spokesman." We have not taken a position to support it or not at this time."

-- Maxine Bernstein

Top 25 Settlements: Portland Police Incidents settled 1993-2012
totalling roughly $8.1 million***

Note: Some amounts are settlements, other are jury awards or judgments

      Name                                                                 Amount          Date settled     Incident date         Brief notes
  1. Family of James Chasse, Jr.*                         $1,600,000.00          7/28/10           9/17/06          Use of force (leading to death)
  2. Family of Aaron Campbell*+                       $1,200,000.00           2/1/12         1/29/10            Shooting (died)
  3. Protestors August 2002&May 2003              $845,000.00          12/1/04          8/22/02          Use of force (pepper spray)
  4. Family of Damon Lowery                                 $600,000.00          6/25/05          12/5/99          Use of force (leading to death)
  5. Family of Raymond Gwerder                          $500,000.00          11/14/07          11/4/05          Shooting (died)
  6. Barbara& Ted Vickers, Estate of Dickie Dow       $380,000.00          3/27/02          10/19/98          Wrongful death/Dickie Dow
  7. Family of James Jahar Perez*                          $350,359.00           9/3/08           3/28/04          Shooting (died)
  8. Daniel Thomas**                                             $311,000.00    3/14/08&9/28/04    7/11/03          Use of force
  9. Dan Halsted*+                                               $206,372.70 (jury)     3/14/12           6/17/08          Use of force (Taser)
  10. Bruce Browne                                                  $200,895.00          4/1/03              7/11/01          Shooting (lived)
  11. Family of Dennis Young*                              $200,000.00           10/8/08           1/4/06          Shooting (died)
  12. Maria-Janeth Rodriguez-Sanchez                    $177,161.41    12/2/05&8/3/05     4/8/03          Use of force
  13. Harold Hammick, Ri'Chard Booth & Alex Clay*       $175,000.00 (jury)     9/23/09     3/17/07           Mistreatment (pointing guns and more)
  14. Family of Peter Gilbaugh*                                $150,000.00          10/1/02          12/31/98          Shooting (died)
  15. Barbara Weich                                                    $150,000.00     Police Accountablilty     1/2/08             5/29/05          Use of force (broken arm)
  16. Eunice Crowder                                                  $145,000.00          4/23/04          6/9/03          Use of force (including Taser)
  17. Chaz Miller                                                       $133,926.06         6/21/06          4/21/03          Use of Force/wrong person arrested
  18. Gerald Gratton                                                  $118,000.00          4/4/94          7/19/93          Shooting (lived)
  19. Two women victims of Ofcr John Wood*       $105,000.00           2/25/09           7/21/06          Use of force (broken arm)
  20. Ivory Spann                                                        $100,056.79              4/7/97          6/6/93          Force/Baton hits
  21. Family of Duane Anthony Shaw                        $100,000.00          10/25/95          9/14/93          Shooting (died)
  22. Johnny Senteno                                                   $96,975.23          12/30/94          8/21/93          Use of force/Arm broken by projectile
  23. Janice M Aichele (deceased)                                 $90,000.00          11/7/96          10/6/94          Off-duty shooting (murder/suicide)
  24. Heather Bissell                                                    $88,385.83    9/23/05&8/17/05     4/30/03          Use of force/arrest
  25. Dalebert V Acelar and 3 others                           $87,000.00          6/16/99          10/17/97          Unlawful search/detention

     Total                                               $8,110,132.02

Copwatch - a project of Peace and Justice Works
"sloppy police work" or murder....

Mark Chasse, brother of James Chasse, Jr.: "The police's power to use deadly force against its citizens is an awesome power and should carry an enormous responsibility. In Portland, however, the police still do not even receive employment reviews, much less any other real oversight. I am saddened but not completely surprised that the Portland Police have continued to fight against any responsibility for what they did to my brother, this arbitration being only the most recent example. Apparently, two weeks' leave was too severe of a punishment for beating my brother to death and ensuring that he did not get proper medical treatment for the gruesome injuries they inflicted on him. "It is unlikely that the Portland Police will ever regain the respect of the citizens of Portland un they stop fighting all efforts at real police accountability. I hope that this longstanding Bureau/union policy will change, as it would be in everybody's interests." For more information contact Dr. LeRoy Haynes at 503-287-0261.

There is no accountability in Portland, Oregon.  Those who murder James were
cited for "bravery" and the murder they committed was ignored. These officers
remain on the force in spite of multiple complaints and incidents.
Tim Flanagan, Associate editor of The Portland Alliance

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Copwatching M.O.M.S. and the Police - 7.23.12 Portland Oregon

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by

Filmed on MLK Blvd. in Portland Oregon
I was filming the M.O.M.S. group who were in the process of walking 100 miles to bring attention to the failed police and mental health system.

The 100 mile walk website is titled "And So We Walk" is located here:

The MOMS group has their website here:

Specific cases:

Keaton Otis--misidentified as gang member & shot 23 times by Portland Police (5/12/10)

Aaron Campbell--Unarmed Man Shot in the Back by Portland Police (1/29/10)

James Chasse, Jr: Man Beaten to Death by Portland Police (9/17/06)

James Jahar Perez: Third Unarmed African American Killed By Police in 25 Months (3/28/04)

Kendra James: Unarmed Woman Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop (5/5/03)

I film and belong to the group Portland Copwatch yet I was not acting as a Portland Copwatch member when I was recording this. I filmed this as Joe Anybody, assisting the MOMS while publishing my work on and on my website

Police accountability and civil rights are paramount in my community concerns.

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