Tag Archives: Jo Ann Bowman

People Will Be Talking About It: The Police, the Charter Commission and the Work to be Done

By Jake Thomas, Street Roots, March 15, 2012 A common pattern often emerges after a citizen dies at the hands of police. There is public rage. The city promises reform, and then the rage simmers off until the next incident. … Continue reading

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Federal police probe focuses on mental health, not race

From the Portland Tribune, June 15, 2011 The U.S. Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Portland Police Bureau is part of larger trend of federal probes into local law enforcement agencies under the Obama Administration. It is not … Continue reading

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U.S. Justice Department launches civil rights review of Portland police

From The Oregonian, by Maxine Bernstein. June 8, 2011 Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E. Perez today announced a federal investigation into whether the Portland police are engaged in a “pattern or practice” of civil rights violations relating to officers’ … Continue reading

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