Portland Police Shoot Man in SE Portland
For the third time in as many weeks, a member of the Portland Police bureau has shot someone.
The scant details we have at this time come entirely from statements released by the Portland Police Bureau and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
According to those law enforcement agencies, both of which were involved in the shooting, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputies saw a stolen car in a Fred Meyer’s parking lot on Southeast eighty-ninth Avenue and Harney.
They pursued the car as it left the parking lot and were joined by Portland Police Officers when the vehicle crossed into Portland City Limits.
Police say the car then crashed and the driver of the vehicle, a twenty-nine-year-old male, fled on foot, running a few blocks before getting into a gun fight with Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Jensen said the Driver, whose name has not been released, was struck twice and that his injuries were serious but not life threatening.
The involved officers were Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Campbell and Portland Police k-9 Officer Kameron Fender. Neither officer was injured in the shooting, but Officer Fender sustained non-life-threatening injuries when he was bitten by a Clackamas County Police Dog.
The Portland Police Bureau is investigating the shooting.
Portland Police Records Requests PROBLEMS
An Oregonian/Oregon Live story that came out over the weekend sheds light on problems within the Portland Police Bureau’s public records division.
News outlets and local journalists have long complained about the exorbitant fees the PPB charges for records requests.
Here at KBOO we once received a quote of over five thousand dollars for three months’ worth of Force reports from the Bureau.
But Reporter Bethany Barnes didn’t focus on the bureau’s problem with the media, which make up a relatively small portion of the 25,000 requests that are expected to be submitted this year.
Instead, her piece reveals the high fees and long wait times crime victims can expect when they submit simple requests.
According to Ms. Barnes’s reporting, the Portland Police collected over six-hundred-thousand dollars in fees last year. In fact, it costs thirty dollars just to initiate a search with no promise that records will ever be found or delivered.
One woman featured in the piece has a seizure while driving and, at the urging of her doctors, requested the police report of the incident in the hopes that it would provide clues as to what happened.
The woman ended up waiting ten months and was ultimately given a one page report for the wrong incident.
kitten glued to road to be adopted
Oregon native Chuck Hawley found a small five month old kitten glued to a busy road on October 19th, which Hawley adopted and cleverly named Sticky.
Hawley found the struggling grey kitten just outside of Salem on Silverton Road Northeast near Cordon Road Northeast in the early morning.
Hawley believed it was a small box on the side of the road, but on further inspection it was a tiny kitten! The man made an attempt at picking up the cat, only to realize that the cat was glued down to the ground with rubber cement. Hawley said the glue was under her neck and her side, but mostly on her paws and tail.
The man describes the incident of the kitten being glued to the road as not an accident but on purpose as there were no paw print tracks with glue around the small animal. Puncture wounds were also found on the kitten’s neck when taken to a local veterinarian hospital. Luckily, the kitten was in stable condition.
After getting herself into a “sticky” situation, Sticky the kitten was adopted and a report has been filed with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to find the person responsible.