From the Oregonian, June 27, 1992 – not available elsewhere online The Portland Police Bureau should make sweeping changes in the way it trains officers to handle firearms, potentially fatal confrontations and mentally disturbed people, a new study recommends. The study comes in response to the accidental death of a 12-year-old hostage killed Jan. 16 […]
From The Oregonian, April 28, 1992. Not available elsewhere online. Sandy Herman believes civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau is a joke. And it’s not one people should be laughing about. “It’s totally ineffective. It’s absolutely ignored,” said Herman, who was the first staff member hired by the Portland Internal Investigations Auditing Committee in […]
From The Oregonian, June 21, 1988 – not available online. A man who died June 10 shortly after being taken into custody by Portland police had overdosed on the medication he used to control his schizophrenia, the Multnomah County medical examiner said Monday. James Patrick Nydegger, 37, of 5712 N. Interstate Ave., had taken “an […]
Portland Audit Committee Just Not Doing Much Good – PDF February 1987 op ed by Lewis & Clark Law School prof Susan Mandiberg, member of the Police Internal Affairs Auditing Committee (PIIAC). The PIIAC folded – collectively resigned – in 1988 because they were not given the investigative tools to do the work.
By WALLACE TURNER, Special to the New York Times Published: May 27, 1981 PORTLAND, Ore., May 24— A police scandal spawned in the torrent of cash from the illegal narcotics trade is running its course behind this city’s lovely facade of blooming late-spring flowers and rainwashed, sun-dried streets. Five narcotics squad officers have been forced […]