portland Oregon police

Red & Black cafe shows Portland officer the door, won’t sell him coffee again

Are you kidding me??? Unbelievable is all I have to say….. By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian June 03, 2010, 3:41PM In mid-May, Portland police Officer James Crooker  went to Southeast Portland on a patrol call. With a few minutes to spare, he decided to get a coffee. So, he popped into the Red & Black  cafe on Southeast 12th Avenue near Oak Street, bought a coffee and was heading out when a customer approached him, saying she appreciates the hard job that police officers do every day in Portland. One of the co-owners of the cafe, John Langley,  has another point of view. While the officer and …Read more […..]

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Rights Commission Hears Police Concerns on Leonard’s Effort to Boost Oversight

The city Human Rights Commission on Thursday heard three cops sound off on their concerns about City Hall’s efforts to improve police oversight.“We have an emergency situation going on in our relations with the community,” Assistant Chief Brian Martinek told the commission. “We agree with that. But we aren’t sure if this ordinance is the way to address that problem.”As reported last week, City Commissioner Randy Leonard and Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade put an ordinance before City Council to beef up powers at City Hall’s Independent Police Review Division. The changes would …Read more […..]

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