Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Two years after Kaylee Sawyer’s murder, her family wants campus cops to change

-Bend Police chief says COCC security endangers city, denies victims their rights- When Kaylee Sawyer’s father spoke at her killer’s sentencing in January, he promised he wouldn’t let his daughter’s name be forgotten. In Salem on Friday, Jamie Sawyer, along with leaders from Central Oregon, will address legislators in support of a proposed bill — […]
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Police chiefs have concerns as state mandates new data collection

The state mandate for police to collect race and gender data could lead to a downturn in some officer activity. Local police leaders expressed that and other concerns about House Bill 2355, which requires police to document race and gender during traffic stops “to identify patterns or practices of profiling.” The law kicked into effect […]
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The Oregonian’s investigation prompts Portland to stop charging victims for police reports

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday that Portland will no longer charge crime victims for copies of their own police reports after an investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive found people face high fees and long waits to get them. Source: The Oregonian’s investigation prompts Portland to stop charging victims for police reports | oregonlive.com

Oregon Supreme Court Tosses Out Murder Confessions Over Interview Techniques

In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Oregon Supreme Court tossed out several 2015 murder confessions because of the way Portland Police Bureau detectives conducted their interviews involving a defendant with mental illness. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Tosses Out Murder Confessions Over Interview Techniques

OR Supreme Court upholds suppression of accused Portland serial killer’s alleged confession

The state’s highest court Thursday upheld a Multnomah County judge’s suppression of an alleged confession made by accused serial killer Homer Lee Jackson III, marking a significant setback to a Portland case that has been pending since his high-profile arrest three years ago. Source: OR Supreme Court upholds suppression of accused Portland serial killer’s alleged […]
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Brown’s budget boosts troopers

For 26 years, Travis Hampton worked out of patrol offices for Oregon State Police. Year after year, he saw calls and car crashes increase as the disparity between the population and number of troopers grew. Source: Brown’s budget boosts troopers

Who wants to be a police officer? Job applications plummet at most U.S. departments.

Perceptions of policing, healthy economy contribute to decreased applications at 66 percent of departments. huck Wexler talks to police chiefs frequently, as head of the Police Executive Research Forum think tank in Washington. Recently, he asked a roomful of chiefs to raise their hands if they wanted their children to follow them into a law […]
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State Police cheer as Gov. Brown proposes big funding boost

Oregon ranks second in per-capita trooper numbers. Brown and OSP plan to get the state to the middle of the pack, where they hope it will stay for good. For 26 years, Travis Hampton worked out of patrol offices for Oregon State Police. Year after year, he saw calls and car accidents increase as the […]
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Police found evidence. So how did officers forget a child porn case?

The lapse carried consequences. The Portland Police Bureau is blaming a since-replaced computer system for officers forgetting to pursue a 2014 child pornography case against a teacher until this summer when the state’s licensing agency asked what happened to the case. Source: Police found evidence. So how did officers forget a child porn case? | OregonLive.com

Montavilla residents raise livability issues at town hall

Folks fed up with crime and lessened livability crashed a recent town hall — bringing their concerns directly to the mayor and other Portland officials. The Montavilla Initiative made headlines in September after they unfurled banners proclaiming “Enough is Enough” on an Interstate 205 overpass. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Montavilla residents raise livability issues […]
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