Tag Archives: Tom Steenson

Complaint by COAB member Tom Steenson about COCL

Eds. Note – The complaint below stems from the United States Department of Justice v. City of Portland settlement agreement where the city of Portland is required to hire a “Compliance Officer / Community Liaison” (CO/CL) and impanel a “Community … Continue reading

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Chicago academics suggest Portland police survey those they’ve had contact with, particularly mental health consumers

Chicago academics suggest Portland police survey those they’ve had contact with, particularly mental health consumers – Oregonian, October 13, 2015 The only way to accurately measure whether Portland police are improving their encounters with people who have mental illnesses is … Continue reading

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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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