Tag Archives: James Chasse

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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‘Alien Boy’ director Brian Lindstrom showcase set for April 28

The Films of Brian Lindstrom: Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse and Mothering Inside Venue: The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver, WA View map April 28, 2015 Doors Open: 5:30pm Event Begins: 6:30pm ALIEN BOY: THE LIFE AND DEATH … Continue reading

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Police brutality nets large jury awards; Portland taxpayers stuck with the bill

The Oregonian, Oct. 7, 2014 Portland jury awards Jason Cox $562,000 in police brutality case Jurors 9-3 found that Portland police committed battery against Jason Cox in a beating and tasing incident that was caught on video. A jury’s decision last … Continue reading

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Racist cops? Mental illness haters? Portland’s civil rights struggles get hashed out in U.K. publication

The Guardian, Sept. 20, 2014 In early 2010, Portland police officers were dispatched to check on the welfare of a young African American man whose brother had died earlier that day. Aaron Campbell was at his girlfriend’s flat and was … Continue reading

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Most wanted: Police accountability

From Israel Bayer, publisher of Street Roots, September 2014 The tragedy of the Michael Brown killing is rocking the nation. It should. For anyone living in an urban environment, especially people of color and the poor — the events of … Continue reading

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