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Snarky Cop Totals Motorcycle, Injures Rider, Costing City $61,000
Though Man Injured in Home Over Unverified 911 Call Loses Suit

Detective Jason Lobaugh (#24578), well known to our readers for his alleged brutality (PPR #40), history of complaints (PPRs #40 & 37) and anti-civilian comments in the Rap Sheet (PPRs #31, 33 and 41), ran through a red light in August, 2011, injuring Jason Wallace and totalling his motorcycle. On March 13, City Council approved a settlement to cover Wallace's injuries totalling over $50,000; combined with the $11,000 approved in January for the motorcycle, the overall cost was $61,402. Because the record on investigations is separate from the lawsuit settlement, there is no way to know if Lobaugh was investigated (or disciplined) for the incident. According to the Portland Mercury's Blog (March 14), Lobaugh also cost the City over $4000 because of two previous accidents.

The outcome of a lawsuit by Thomas Glenn, who alleged excessive force when officers mistakenly entered his home looking for an assault victim in 2008, was not so favorable. Officer Doug Matthews (#25264) "testified that he had problems with the Bureau's use of force policy [around] the need to de-escalate encounters [and] said he was never trained on 'de-escalation tools'" (Oregonian, March 2). However, a jury found police had the right to enter based on a vague 911 call, and that they used reasonable force even though Glenn now has a permanent foot injury from the incident.

Man Injured in Police Shotgun Attack Sues

Though Officer Dane Resiter remains on paid leave while his criminal case winds through the courts (PPR #57), the lawyer for William Monroe, the man Resiter shot with live rounds from a "beanbag" gun in 2011, has filed a lawsuit for $11 million against the City. The suit also calls for Reister to be fired, referencing the Department of Justice investigation on excessive force (article) against people such as Monroe, who have a mental illness (Oregonian, April 12).

  People's Police Report

May, 2013
Also in PPR #59

Police Shoot Two More People
  In Mental Health Crisis

Community Given Seat At Table
  As DOJ Agreement Moves Forward

Other Shootings in Oregon
FBI Entrapped Teen Convicted
CRC Reviews Three Cases
Second Terrorism Report Falls Short
Developments Favor Copwatchers
PPB Director Resigns After Scandal
CPRC Gets into the Community
Reckless Cop Costs City $61,000
Not Shaking Hands With Cops
Exclusive PPB Training Meetings
  • Pervocop Demoted
  • More Buisness Alliance Vs. Homeless
  • Community Action Causes Sheriff to Change
Quick Flashes
  • Video Proves Police Reports Wrong
  • PPB Officer Accused of Harrasment
  • Deputy Sued for Harrassment
  • Cop Reinstated on Technicality
Rapping Back #59

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