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Reese's County Pieces PPR #87

[graphic of Sheriff Reese stating Reeses 
County Pieces]Sheriff's Office Refuses Investigation into Offensive Commemorative Coin

Local journalists at Street Roots have been investigating a commemorative coin created by a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MSCO) Deputy with the mysterious acronym NPNBW. The coin includes the date May 29, 2020, an image of the Justice Center in flames (when protestors set fire to that building), a reference to the Alamo and the abbreviation for the MCSO's Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). On June 15, the paper revealed that NPNBW likely stands [image of Street Roots article]for "No P**sies, No BedWetters." They identified Deputy Daniel Szarowski as the person who likely "minted" the coin. Although Sheriff Mike Reese's chief of staff Katie Burgard filed a complaint listing various policies that seem to have been violated, Internal Affairs declined to take up the case. Instead they said they would debrief CERT members about "awareness of discredit to the agency and appropriate use of MCSO name and insignia."

New Sheriff in Town, Again

We've lost count of how many people have had the title of Sheriff since Portland Copwatch began in 1992. Since Reese was term limited out, an election was held in May (PPR #86). Partly because she did not answer our questionnaire (unlike her key opponent), PCW does not know much about Nicole Morrisey O'Donnell other than what was in the voters' pamphlet and the media about her. PCW has met with several of the Sheriffs over the years and hopes to get a meeting with Morrisey O'Donnell to report on in future newsletters. For what it's worth, she is the first female elected Sheriff in the county.

  [People's Police Report]

September, 2022
Also in PPR #87

Portland's New Gang Team Shoots at Three
  • Ongoing Trend of More Deadly Police Shootings in OR
DOJ Lambastes City for Failures to Comply
Dubious Ideas from Gang Team Advisory Group
Staff Leaving More Independent Police Review
  • IPR Annual Report Continues to Lack Adequate Info
Oversight Commission Begins Research Phase
Inhumanity Towards Portland's Houseless People
Sheriff: No Discipline for Offensive Coin
More Protest Violence Suits Cost City Big Bucks
Biased Force Use Ignored at Training Council
Quick Flashes PPR #87:
 • Suit for City Records Has Unintended Consequences
 • Ex-Cop Who Rammed Suspect Pleads Guilty
 • Forest Grove Cop Convicted for Vandalizing BLM Signs
 • PPB Traffic Stop Data: More People of Color Targeted
 • Bunch of Cops on "Brady List"
 • Copwatch Helps Thwart Scams by Transfer Officers
 • Keaton Otis Remembered, 12 Years Later

"Constitutional" Sheriffs: Troubling Trend
Police Ask Input: Crowd, Force, ID Policies
Rapping Back #87

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