Former Portland Police Bureau officer Christopher Humphreys has won the position of Sheriff for Wheeler County, Oregon.
A radio journalist who broadcasts in Central Oregon called yesterday to ask, “are persons with mental illness no longer safe in Central Oregon?” No, but they have never been safe in Central Oregon.
If persons who live in Wheeler County have concerns about Humphreys, contact the Jeanne Burch Wheeler County Judge at 541-763-3460 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
READ – Controversial former Portland cop Chris Humphreys elected Wheeler County Sheriff, Oregonian 11/7/2012
Portland Police Bureau Sgt. Kyle Nice is now back on patrol at the East Precinct. Below, in a photo by Ross Hamilton of The Oregonian, he pepper-sprays non-violent ‘anti-austerity’ protestors on 11/3/2012
READ – Sgt. Kyle Nice, subject of two investigations, back on street with Portland police, Oregonian 9/27/2012
Portland Police Bureau officer Brett Burton was recently highlighted on Australian TV in the documentary, Taser Troubles. Burton was a Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy when he used a Taser on James Chasse repeatedly after he had been tackled and beaten by Humphreys and Nice.
Australian TV news aired the 20 minute story on Tasers, highlighting Portland, Oregon as a community where Tasers have been in use. There is interest in Oz to have their cops use Tasers as an alternative to pistols, rifles, shotguns, cudgels, fists and feet.