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10 years after James Chasse’s death, outrage and melancholy linger in Portland

KATU News, Sept. 16, 2016 It’s been nearly 10 years since James Chasse, a man with paranoid schizophrenia, died in police custody after Portland officers beat him. An advocate for the mentally ill says despite many reforms, justice is still … Continue reading

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James Chasse Discovery Documents

Family of James P. Chasse v. City of Portland never went to trial but attorneys for both sides accumulated a large number of documents as evidence. Here are those documents. What happened to James Chasse is illuminated in the documentary … Continue reading

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Cops’ use of force: Why so few charges?

Oregon police officers are rarely held accountable for undue violence. Here are six possible reasons. by Jason Renaud and Jenny Westberg | Street Roots, June 9, 2015 Whenever police officers use lethal force, they well know there could be consequences, … Continue reading

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Victoria police chief praised for attending screening of custody-death film

Victoria police chief praised for attending screening of custody-death film, Times Colonist – April 25, 2015 It wasn’t just Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse that got a thumbs-up at a public screening in Victoria … Continue reading

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