Tag Archives: Tom Steenson

Audio no longer recorded at Multnomah County jail booking area

The Portland Mercury, April 23, 2014 “WE TACKLED HIM.” The words are indistinct—sort of blurred at the edges, bleeding into one another. They are surrounded by other hazy noises, and followed by the laughter of jail deputies engaging in a … Continue reading

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‘Alien Boy’ director on remembering James Chasse as ‘just a person’

By Brian Lindstrom, in the Portland Tribune, Feb. 21, 2013 As parents of a 7- and an 8-year-old, my wife Cheryl Strayed and I often discuss what we hope to impart to our children. At the top of that list … Continue reading

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Portland activists, others say police-reform agreement doesn’t go far enough

From The Oregonian, November 2, 2012 Community activists, attorneys and civil rights workers told Portland’s City Council Thursday that the agreement the city reached with federal officials on police reforms doesn’t go far enough. They urged the council to slow … Continue reading

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Protesters gather downtown to condemn Frashour reinstatement

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, September 25, 2012 About 30 community members gathered outside Portland City Hall on Tuesday to condemn a state board’s ruling that orders the city to reinstate fired police Officer Ron Frashour. Attorney Tom Steenson, representing … Continue reading

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DOJ: Portland police use excessive force against persons with mental illness

                        READ – Statement of Findings of the DOJ investigation of the Portland Police Bureau, September 2012 READ – Statement of Intent between Portland Police Bureau and Department of … Continue reading

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Arbitrator tells Portland it must dismiss suspensions of two cops involved in Chasse killing

From the Oregonian, July 12, 2012 An arbitrator has ordered the city of Portland to dismiss two-week suspensions against former Officer Christopher Humphreys and Sgt. Kyle Nice stemming from the death-in-custody of James P. Chasse Jr. in September 2006. ARBITRATOR’S … Continue reading

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Portland Police Instructors Say Officer Ron Frashour Followed His Training When He Shot Aaron Campbell

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Tuesday, February 07, 2012 More than a year after Portland Police Chief Mike Reese fired Officer Ronald Frashour for his fatal shooting of an unarmed black man and found the officer violated bureau policy, at … Continue reading

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Aaron Campbell’s Mother Hopes $1.2 Million Settlement Prompts Portland Police Reforms

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Members of the Albina Ministerial Alliance this morning stood with Aaron Campbell’s mother in support of the recent $1.2 million settlement of the family’s federal wrongful death lawsuit against the City … Continue reading

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