In 2018, the City Auditor’s Office issued a pair of reports on Portland Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team.
Author: Lucas Manfield
Portland Gun Violence Drops Amid Revamping of City Programs
In a bit of badly needed good news, the Portland Police Bureau reported last month that shootings and homicides were down year over year in January.
Employee Survey Shows Mike Schmidt Navigating Office Politics Among Prosecutors
An internal survey of employees at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office shows hints of discontent, as attrition and rising caseloads have taken a toll on morale.
Oregon’s Prison Population Is Aging, Fast
Oregon’s prison population is continuing to get older at an “alarming rate,” state officials told legislators early this week.
Gresham Police Built What Looked Like an Airtight Bias Crime Case. They Proved the Bias, but Not the Crime.
Pamela Quinlan’s ordeal began with a neighborly dispute over parking.
Data Shows Fires at Homeless Camps Remained a Large Portion of Portland Blazes Last Year
The serious injury last week of a person living in a cinder block chamber beneath the Steel Bridge was the latest and most extreme example of an ongoing problem: fires at homeless encampments lit by freezing Portlanders struggling to keep warm on the …
A Homeless Person Almost Died in a Fire in a Cinder Block Chamber Beneath a Downtown Street
Two days ago, a homeless person nearly suffocated in a cinder block chamber beneath a Steel Bridge on-ramp after a fire filled the space with thick smoke.
Oregon State Hospital Delays Part of New Early Release Policy
Six months ago, Oregon State Hospital agreed to begin early release of patients, all mentally ill criminal defendants, in an effort to reduce its lengthening wait list and address decades-old litigation brought by disability rights advocates.
No Matter How Violently He Behaves, the State Hospital Keeps Expelling This Mentally Ill Portlander Back to Town
In early December, Julie Dodge, head of Multnomah County’s behavioral health division, went to Salem with a story to tell.
Portland Car Thefts Again Rise, Now Spurred On By TikTok
The scourge of the “Kia Boyz” continues.