Voices from the Edge: The Portland Police Association

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Thu, 12/03/2009 - 12:00am

Jo Ann and Dave talked about the recent demonstration by the Portland Police Association, in which the association expressed a vote of no confidence in Chief Sizer and Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman following the latter's decision to suspend Officer Chris Humphreys for excessive use of force against a 12-year-old girl.

The protest by the police resulted in Saltzman reversing his decision and letting Humphreys return to desk duty while the investigation of his actions continues.  The discussion was whether contract negotiations between the police association and the city should include more public participation, whether officers should be required to reside within the Portland city limits, and whether a new effort should be made to create an independent civilian police review board.

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