Portland Police Bureau
Portland police administrative employee charged in relation to 2021 killing
Karen Chirre, 53, has been charged for tampering with evidence related to a 2021 killing allegedly involving her husband.
Portland police strike man in the head with shotgun during stolen vehicle response
An incident in which a Portland police officer used deadly force is under investigation after the officer struck a man in the head with a shotgun while responding to a report of a stolen car. Police said the man, identified as 32-year-old Brian Bruman, was reaching under a car seat when the officer struck him. Police said they later found a replica gun in the car. Officers had already removed a knife from the vehicle prior to the use of force.
Officer who shot, killed man in East Portland cleared of criminal charges
A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared the Portland police officer who shot and killed 40-year-old Aaron Stanton in Southeast Portland this summer.
Officer who shot, killed armed man in Southeast Portland cleared of criminal charges
A Multnomah County grand jury cleared a Portland Police Bureau officer Monday of any potential criminal charges related to a July fatal shooting.
2 students injured in shooting near Portland’s Jefferson High School
According to an officer at the scene, someone was shot in the leg outside the school and ran into a building at the North Portland school.
Portland looks for firm to lead ‘truth and reconciliation’ process with police bureau
The city of Portland is requesting proposals from outside groups to oversee a long awaited truth and reconciliation commission addressing the Portland Police Bureau’s historic mistreatment of communities of color.
Officers’ testimony indicates Portland police still have an aggressive understanding of use-of-force law
Portland police officer testimony in a civil trial last week suggests the city's police have an understanding of civil rights and use-of-force laws different from that of the federal courts and of lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice. In one instance, an officer appeared to not fully understand the bureau’s own use-of-force directives.
Records imply Portland police slow-walked high profile homicide case
Portland police quickly obtained key evidence in the 2019 killing of anti-fascist Sean Kealiher, but waited more than two years to arrest the suspect, according to investigative file documents obtained by OPB.
Grand jury finds killing of Joel Arevalo by Portland police ‘not criminal’
The two officers who killed a man in southwest Portland in February were not indicted by the grand jury that was assigned to hear the evidence, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced
US Justice Department says Portland police continue to violate their own use-of-force policies
Portland came into full compliance with a 2014 federal settlement agreement for the first time in February 2020, but years of progress quickly unraveled when that summer’s protests revealed significant gaps in the city police bureau’s adherence to its own directives.