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Quick Flashes PPR #62

Watching Cops in Portland-- Everyone Is Welcome!

FTP [Film The Police] Portland is made up of citizens concerned about police accountability. For over a year, this small group has been videotaping and documenting the police while out in public. FTP then uses social media platforms to share their footage and analysis. According to their Facebook page their goal is to "use alternative media to interface with [the] Portland Police Bureau in a positive professional manner [and] inspire other activists to interact in a similar fashion with the ones charged with the hard work of protecting their communities!" Despite their concerns about misconduct, FTP Portland says they are willing to build a working relationship with the Portland Police.

Another group, Oregon Copblock, is centered in Clackamas County. In March, they obtained footage of a traffic stop by Clackamas County Deputy Robert Nashif, who was posting on his Facebook page images of people he'd ticketed in order to mock them. The Sheriff said he didn't violate policy because at the time, they did not have one (KATU-TV, March 25). Portland Copwatch can't be in every neighborhood or show up at every inter-action between cops and the community. The more people watching the better.

FTP's website is: http://filmthepolicepdx.com
Oregon Copblock is at http://www.facebook.com/oregoncopblockers

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Two More Portland Cops Arrested
Officer Homero Reynaga, who was on probation for a 2012 DUII charge, was arrested in Tualatin December 31 for vandalizing his neighbor's car (PPB news release, January 6). On February 18, Officer Kent Scott was arrested on DUII and reckless driving charges in Portland (Oregonlive, February 19).

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Nine Year Old Cuffed, Arrested

A 9 year old African American girl who had been fighting with a peer in April 2013 was cuffed and arrested days later by the PPB. Since no policy prohibits it, the officers received a "Service Improvement Opportunity."

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  People's Police Report

May, 2014
Also in PPR #62

Two PPB Shootings Result
  In Death And Injury

DOJ Lawsuit Recieves
  Community Input

Inadequate Changes To
  Oversight System Approved

Updates PPR 62
  • JTTF Report Raises Questions
  • Warentless Wiretaps Challenged
  • Secrecy at Training Council
CRC Expands to 11 Members;
  Hears 4 Cases

Stop And Frisk Comes to Portland
Prosper Portland's War
  on Homeless

Recent Rulings on
  Search and Seizure

Quick Flashes
  • Other Copwatching Groups
  • Two Cops Arrested
  • PPB Handcuffs Nine Year Old
Police Shootings Around Oregon

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Portland Copwatch
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065/ Incident Report Line (503) 321-5120
e-mail: copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org

Portland Copwatch is a grassroots, volunteer organization promoting police accountability through citizen action.

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