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21 Feb, 2020

Police Chief’s Departure, Lower Officer Hiring Standards A Concern

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Civil Rights

There were major changes to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) in 2019, a year that concluded with Police Chief Danielle Outlaw leaving to become Police Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. In July of last year, Outlaw announced the department would…

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28 Feb, 2019

Police Responsibility and Bill 383

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Civil Rights

There has been a watchful eye on the police for sometime now. In and around Portland it seems like cops have been making the headlines fairly often. Here are some of the headlines we have seen over the past couple weeks: 16-year-old boy armed with knife…

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16 Jul, 2018

Lawsuits Alleging Portland Police Misconduct

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Civil Rights

States Constitution gives you the right to peacefully assemble and the right to free speech. However, many people who come together to exercise such rights in Portland have been seriously injured by police officers responding to protests. The American…

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19 Mar, 2018

Police Brutality Plagues Portland

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Civil Rights

Police use of excessive force is a growing civil rights issue in the United States that primarily affects communities of color. Dozens of heinous instances of police brutality have made headlines from some of the country’s most racially divided cities,…

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