From KATU.com, October 31, 2006 Mayor Potter says he is seeking $500,000 in hopes of getting all Portland police officers additional training on how to deal with people with mental health issues following a fatal incident in September.
From the Bend Bulletin, October 31, 2006 Deschutes County Sheriff Les Stiles has officially cleared two deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a La Pine man last month of any wrongdoing. Stiles announced Monday that the deputies adhered to “department policy, procedure and training” during a domestic violence call Sept. 15 that resulted in […]
From the Oregonian, October 28, 2006 – not online Stories of eccentricities, poems and songs that family and friends shared in a memorial vigil for “Jim-Jim” Friday night brought to life a man now more noted for his death in Portland police custody. James P. Chasse Jr. died Sept. 17 after police spotted him acting […]
From The Portland Tribune, Oct 27, 2006 Portland police officer Christopher Humphreys, involved last month in the death of James Chasse Jr., was named in a federal lawsuit alleging police brutality that the city settled for $90,000 earlier this year. And in instances of use of force, Humphreys is tied for No. 2 within the […]
Friday, October 27, 2006 Officer in Chasse case faced 2005 complaint from The Oregonian, by Maxine Bernstein and Steve Suo Earlier this year, Portland paid a man more than $30,000 to settle a 2005 excessive force complaint filed in federal court against four officers, including Christopher Humphreys, who was involved in the James P. Chasse […]
Oregonian – October 2006 Mayor Tom Potter’s Mental Health & Public Safety Implementation Panel held its first meeting Tuesday (10/31) to begin changing how the local and regional public safety and mental health systems work together. The panel, formed by Mayor Potter in the wake of the death of James Chasse, is being co-sponsored by […]
From the Portland Mercury, October 2006 Enough Platitudes: Potter Needs to Get Out the Checkbook and Fund Better Cop Training Instead of apologizing and forming another hand-wringing commission in the wake of James Chasse Jr.’s death on September 17, Mayor Tom Potter could take the lead in making Portland safer for folks like Chasse, who […]
From KATU.com, October 26, 2006 According to the Willamette Week newspaper, Portland police officer Christopher Humphreys, who is a seven-year veteran, has used force more often than almost all of the other 785 officers in the bureau. The paper says officer Humphreys ranked in the top five in ‘physical use of force’ categories.
From the Oregonian, October 18, 2006 A Multnomah County grand jury Tuesday found no criminal wrongdoing by police or others in the Sept. 17 death of James P. Chasse Jr., after a police inquiry concluded that Chasse died from multiple rib fractures once an officer pushed him to the ground and fell on top of […]
From KATU.com, October 18, 2006 The family of a mentally ill man who died in police custody lashed out at police Wednesday, alleging that they, and the district attorney’s office, hijacked grand jury proceedings to keep officers from facing criminal charges. A Multnomah County grand jury on Tuesday cleared police in the death of James […]