Tag Archives: Police

Appeals court throws out stalking order Chief Danielle Outlaw obtained against Portland cop watcher

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday threw out the stalking order that Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw obtained two years ago against Oregon cop watcher Eli Richey, finding insufficient evidence of repeated unwanted contact or violent threats. Source: Appeals court throws out stalking order Chief Danielle Outlaw obtained against Portland cop watcher – oregonlive.com

Accidental shootings by police show training gaps across the U.S., AP reports 

Accidental shootings by law enforcement across the U.S. have caused hundreds of injuries to officers, suspects and bystanders, and sometimes they’ve caused deaths. When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally […]
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Editorial: Police have problem telling hemp from marijuana

Law enforcement agencies in Oregon are key to keeping marijuana off the black market. That, in turn, is critically important in a state that’s made weed legal despite a federal ban on the drug. Now, thanks to the federal legalization of hemp, law enforcement’s job is harder than it used to be. Source: Editorial: Police […]
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Stress-related disability claims filed by Portland police, firefighters expected to increase under new state law

Portland’s public safety disability fund expects to receive 10 new claims a year from police or firefighters seeking benefits for post traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder under a new state law that went into effect late last month. The fund now approves two to three stress claims a year. Source: Stress-related disability claims […]
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Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass

    One commander objected to officers working as security at the Apple Store. But the police union calls the shots. Source: Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass – Willamette Week

Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Earlier this year, the Yurok Tribe in Northern California passed a resolution declaring legal rights of personhood for the Klamath River. A new study found that nearly half of all sage grouse wearing GPS transmitters end up dying. Is the science more important than the individual creature being studied? Lee Foster, sage grouse coordinator for […]
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Recent suicidal incidents point to larger problems

Recent suicidal incidents point to larger problems. When officers responded to a domestic disturbance between two people at a home on West Standard Avenue last month, they were told the man inside could be armed with a gun. They knew from training if both of his hands were visible and empty, the risk of someone […]
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National Fraternal Order of Police urges Oregon Governor to call special session for SB 1013

The National Fraternal Order of Police is urging Governor Kate BBrown to call a special session. They say Senate Bill 1013 is redefining and narrowing the crime of aggravated murder. Source: National Fraternal Order of Police urges Oregon Governor to call special session for SB 1013 | KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Police and punitive policies make schools less safe, especially for minority students

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Presented as school safety measures, these practices have done more harm than good. At the start of […]
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Chief takes reins on homelessness, says must first deal with mental illness and drug addiction

In the few months Chief Steven Romero has been leading Ontario Police Department he has been working hard on initiatives to get ahead of homelessness. This has included working with property owners who are out of the area to get permission to enforce criminal violations on their property. Romero and his team have also been […]
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