People's Police Report
Shootings & deaths
Snarky Cop Totals Motorcycle, Injures Rider, Costing City
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.
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).
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