Heather-Lynne Van Wilde said she had emailed the city weeks earlier, requesting that police modify their crowd dispersal orders to accommodate her disability while she covered protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020.
Author: Maxine Bernstein
Drug trafficker gets more than 11 years in federal prison on fourth drug distribution conviction
Rodrigo Lopez-Diaz , 53, was the target of a long-term wiretap investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
‘One piece of a broader plan’ brings 17 more beds for stabilizing people who are intoxicated
The additional beds represent a sliver of what’s needed following a years-long effort to try to replace Central City Concern’s Sobering Station that abruptly closed in December 2019 following dozens of accounts of people harming themselves in isolation cells.
Ex-cop in Douglas County faces 50-count indictment charging him with child sexual exploitation
A former police officer from Douglas County, who had his prior convictions thrown out last month, is now facing a more extensive indictment on allegations he posed as a teenage boy on Facebook and compelled teen girls to send him sexually explicit phot…
Sen. Wyden heralds Homeland Security embracing body-worn cameras, citing force used in Portland
The policy calls for the department’s law enforcement agents to wear cameras when responding to emergency calls, during pre-planned arrests and when executing search or seizure warrants.
Portland hospital worker shared graphic photos of burn victim, suit says
Parents of Seth R. Thompson, a 31-year-old man who died of severe burns in the July 4, 2021, Heidi Manor apartment fire, “feel ill” at the thought of hospital employees or anyone else “gawking at gratuitous images of their deceased child,” according to the suit.
Thurston High shooter Kip Kinkel loses latest bid for murder review with Oregon Supreme Court denial
The Oregon Supreme Court Thursday denied Thurston High School shooter Kipland P. Kinkel’s petition challenging the state parole board’s refusal to grant him a murder review hearing after having now served almost 25 years in prison of a nearly 112-year sentence.
Bill to halt what some call ‘bullying’ of Oregon judges advances in Legislature
“It is incomprehensible that a judge, elected by citizens, can be excluded from the criminal docket by a sole district attorney or public defender,” said Senior Judge Dan Bunch, who spent nearly 13 years on the bench in Klamath County.
City considers two teams to oversee mandated Portland police reforms
Dennis Rosenbaum, who leads Rosenbaum & Associates that now serves as the city-hired compliance team, is retiring at the end of June.
13-year-old who came to Portland school in tactical gear with fake gun was suspended in March for prior threats, assistant principal says
The boy on Monday came into the office of the assistant principal at Creative Science School. “I was pretty terrified when he was there,” Andrew Dauch said in Juvenile Court.