Tag Archives: Mike Reese

CRC demands punishment for cop who pepper-sprayed homeless campers

Portland Mercury, August 13, 2014 Police commanders reviewing the chaotic aftermath of a homeless camp sweep beneath the Morrison Bridge last October all agreed on one thing: Officer Todd Engstrom made a mistake. By suddenly grabbing a camper’s dog—which had … Continue reading

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Portland on track to hire a federal police reform monitor by August, city claims

The Portland Mercury, June 16, 2014 Portland’s national search for a federal police reform monitor—on hiatus for almost three months after mental health advocates demanded a bigger role in the process—is apparently back on track, according to interviews with city … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Consult Hardesty excoriates delays

By JoAnn Hardesty on behalf of Consult Hardesty, from The Skanner, June 9, 2014 Portland City Commissioners Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform Members of the press Consult Hardesty urges the city not to delay hiring a … Continue reading

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“Prosper Portland” homeless solution dead on the vine, say police

The Portland Mercury, March 26, 2014 Earlier this year, Police Chief Mike Reese began showing off a flashy PowerPoint presentation around town. To the district attorney’s office, to city commissioners and, most publicly, to the city and county officials gathered … Continue reading

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