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Chief Mike Reese pushes collaborative approach to find new ways of dealing with homelessness

From the The Oregonian, Feb. 4, 2013 With Portland’s declining crime rate and a historic low in homicides, Police Chief Mike Reese sounded an alarm on another front Tuesday, calling for a different approach to handling homeless people who sleep … Continue reading

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Growing number of calls to Bud Clark Commons lead police to threaten chronic nuisance complaint

The Portland Tribune, Jan. 9, 2014 Reports of drug dealing plague Old Town homeless experiment Bud Clark Commons Portland police are concerned that the city’s highest profile public housing project is becoming unmanageable. In early December, Portland Police Chief Mike … Continue reading

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Portland cops, assisted by sandwich, talk man off ledge

By Jenny Westberg, Portland Mental Health Examiner, December 30, 2013 It seemed the perfect setup for a tragedy. But Thursday’s police encounter with a man atop a parking garage — naked, in crisis, threatening to jump, holding a knife he … Continue reading

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Newly released documents show fired cop carried beanbag shotgun for years without proper training

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Nov. 21, 2013 Portland Police Officer Dane Reister, fired last month for mistakenly loading lethal buckshot into a beanbag shotgun and critically wounding a man two years ago, was never certified to carry the gun … Continue reading

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City, police union reach tentative agreement on reforms

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Nov. 6, 2013 See FAQ below Portland city officials stood with the police union president and the state’s top prosecutor Wednesday to announce that the city and police union had reached a tentative agreement on … Continue reading

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Reaction to City Auditor’s memo on police review is mixed

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Oct. 29, 2013 Reaction was mixed Tuesday, a day after Portland’s city auditor sent a blistering memo to the mayor and city council members identifying “alarming lapses” in police accountability by top police command staff. … Continue reading

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Chief Mike Reese objects to proposed police review changes

From OPB’s Think Out Loud, Oct. 28, 2013 LISTEN – Interview with Portland Police Chief Mike Reese Portland Police Chief Mike Reese delivered strong remarks to the city council this week about proposed changes to the system of investigating complaints … Continue reading

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City Council defers changes to IPR

By Helen Silvis, The Skanner, Oct. 23, 2013 Portland City Council deferred a decision on a string of proposals from the auditor’s office to make changes to the Independent Police Review Division. The council will address the proposals Dec. 4 … Continue reading

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