Unsigned opinion editorial, The Oregonian, May 7, 2003 Critics said it would be a lapdog for the Portland Police Bureau. And it’s true that, in its first year of operations, the Independent Police Review Division hasn’t found the occasion to do much snarling. Nevertheless, we think the division has demonstrated that there’s a happy medium […]
From The Oregonian, April 14, 1994 Doris H. Finney walked barefoot out her front door and gingerly avoided stray glass from the Monday shooting at her hillside home with a living room view of East Portland. Her son, Todd K. Calhoun, 34, was in critical condition Wednesday in University Hospital with gunshot wounds he suffered […]
MAN POINTS PISTOL From the Oregonian, October 6, 1992 A Portland policeman shot and killed a 78-year-old retired professional wrestler early Monday in North Portland after the man pointed a semiautomatic pistol at the officer. READ – Friends shocked after man dies in police custody, KGW.com Aimo Kallio Savuno of 908 N. Killingsworth Court died […]
From The Oregonian, December 6, 1990 Mari Lyn Sandoz wanted a police officer to do her the ultimate “favor” — take her life. Two unwitting Portland policemen fulfilled her wish Tuesday night when the despondent Longview, Wash., woman pointed a pellet pistol at them that was a replica of a semi-automatic handgun. Police Sgt. Michael […]
From the Oregonian, September 6, 1988 Deaths from cocaine overdoses this year are up significantly from 1987 a circumstance the state medical examiner blames on the rise in “crack” cocaine use. Overdose deaths from methamphetamine, or “speed,” also have soared, according to figures from the state medical examiner’s office. Deaths from heroin overdoses, on the […]
PAIR FOLLOWED `NEEDLE TRACKS’ TO VIOLENT DEATHS IN MOTEL Oregonian May 14, 1988 Albert Wesley Reinhart, 42, and Michael Richard Ager, 37, followed a rough trail through mean streets that led them to Portland last month. The two men told police they had lived most recently in Tacoma, where Ager was under parole supervision by […]
From The Oregonian August 22, 1985. Click on the JPG below to open fully.