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Updates PPR 68

Second Trial Exonerates Cops Profiling Black Woman as Latino Man

Following the mistrial in her lawsuit against the Portland Police in December (PPR #67), Lisa Haynes lost the re-trial that was held in January. Haynes had been stopped by

Officers Greg Baldwin and Justin Winkel on suspicion that she was a five foot-four inch Latino male suspect who'd been rifling through mailboxes, even though she is a four foot-ten inch African American woman. According to the Oregonian (January 23), Haynes plans to appeal the jury's verdict that Baldwin did not violate her rights.

Portland Mayor's Race Brings Police Issues to the Forefront

Since the Mayor of Portland usually takes on the role of Police Commissioner, the issue of police accountability has come up repeatedly on the campaign trail this year. Some candidates are talking about hiring more cops than necessary (see "Rapping Back"), some explicitly want to get rid of the "48-hour rule" and some are not sure. There are too many candidates on the May ballot for PCW to sum up all their positions.

CopCams on the Horizon for Portland

Even as the New York Times published an excellent on-line "test" showing how subjective and unreliable police body cameras can be (April 1), Portlanders are supposed to be receiving a package from the Police Bureau soon that shows both their proposed policy for bodycams and a budget to pay for them. PCW continues to take a neutral stance on the cameras but believes that City Council should vote not just on the budget but on any proposed policy. In a March 25 editorial, the often conservative Oregonian called for the policies to be decided clearly and the money to be budgeted properly, stating "Portland needs to do this right, or not do it at all."

  People's Police Report

May, 2016
Also in PPR #68

Law to Shield Cops Defeated
  Fired Cop Reinstated
  OR State Shootings--141 in 6 Years
Sheriff May Resign Due to Scandals
DOJ Board Unclear on Policy Input
Bureau Boycotts Review Board
Profiling: State Spying, CPRC Meets
More Sweeps Despite Camping Rules
Report Exposes Racist, Sexist Cops
Training Council Notes "Us v. Them"
PPB Policy Review Suspended
Updates PPR 68
  • Cop Exonerated in Mistaken ID Case
  Mayor's Race and Police Issues
  Copcams on the Horizon in Portland
Quick Flashes PPR 68
  Another PPB Pervocop Gone
  Training Facility Used for Violent Fundraiser
  Motorcyclist Kicked by Cop Wins $180K
  MN Copwathers Seek Self-Insurance for Cops
Rapping Back #68

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