Portland Police Lose Brutality Suit

Posted by Mike Turner on September 29, 2014
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A man who sued the Portland Police Bureau after claiming he was beaten by three officers in 2011 was awarded $562,129.21.

Jason Cox accused police of battery, assault and negligence on the part of the three officers. The jury found in his favor and awarded him the maximum amount requested.


Marijuana Debate

Posted by Mike Turner on September 29, 2014
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Attorneys take to the podium to debate Ballot Measure 91 at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.

Multnomah County Prosecutor Darian Stanford says the state can save money on law enforcement while the regulation of legal marijuana can bring in revenue for schools, law enforcement and drug rehabilitation.

But Clatsop County DA Josh Marqui says savings are exaggerated and that de-criminalization of …

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Fatal Apartment Fire In Milwaukie

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 27, 2014
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Christina Kemp contributed to this report.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. – One person died and three others were hurt in an apartment fire early Saturday.  Shortly after 12:30 am, Clackamas Firefighters arrived at the Lake Crest Apartments on several reports of a fire in the building.  Fire crews got there to find heavy smoke coming from a lower level apartment, quickly working on …

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Man Steals Guitars from Bing Lounge

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 26, 2014
Courtesy of Portland Police Bureau

 

PORTLAND – A man stole two guitars from the Bing Lounge at Alpha Media in the Pacwest Center downtown.

Around noon on Friday, Portland Police Chief Mike Reese was flagged down by Security at Southwest 5th and Madison, directing Reese to Chapman Square on 4th and Madison.

52-year-old Shawn Wasil had two guitars that were on display for an event at the …

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Streetcar Derails in Northwest Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 26, 2014
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PORTLAND — A streetcar derailed near a maintenance yard at Northwest 16th and Lovejoy late Friday morning.

While crews worked to lift the streetcar back onto the tracks using a crane, buses took passengers to their stops.  Service on the North-South route went only as far as 11th and Marshall for several hours.

“We had two trains heading east.  The first train turned …

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