Updated: Adams Wants to Fight State Board's Order to Reinstate Frashour

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Issuing a cease-and-desist order, the state Employee Relations Board has given Mayor Sam Adams 30 days to re-hire Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour, who fatally shot unarmed 25-year-old Aaron Campbell in the back in 2010.The board's ruling says that the City of Portland violated the Collective Bargaining Act, and that it owes Frashour back pay with nine percent interest. Adams has refused to ...   More
Monday, September 24, 2012 AARON MESH

Feds Announce 'Collaborative' Investigation Of Portland Police Bureau

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent one of his top deputies to Portland on Wednesday to announce a review of the Portland Police Bureau, aimed at determining whether police officers have exhibited a pattern of civil rights abuses. The review is a part of the Obama Justice Department's renewed pursuit of civil rights cases following years of neglect during the George W. Bush years—and ...   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 COREY PEIN

Police Chief: Officer in Aaron Campbell Shooting is Terminated

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese just announced that Officer Ronald Frashour has been fired for the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Aaron Campbell last January. As first reported in WW, the police bureau's Use of Force Review Board recommended firing Frashour last August for shooting Campbell with an assault rifle while Campbell was unarmed and fleeing police. Reese said he and Mayor Sam Adams ...   More
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Independent Police Review Panel Finds Campbell Cop Wrongly Fired Taser

A man who says he was mistreated in 2006 by the same officer involved in last month's controversial shooting of Aaron Campbell had his complaint against the police heard Wednesday night by a citizen review committee. Frank Waterhouse Jr. accused Officer Ronald Frashour and three other cops of using excessive force three years ago while Waterhouse was filming a police search. Frashour used a ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Cops Making Comparatively Rapid Progress on Campbell Shooting Probe

With all eyes this week on Monday's fatal Portland police shooting of Jackie Collins at Hoyt Arboretum, we wanted to check on cops' progress probing another recent police shooting — the Jan. 29 death of Aaron Campbell (photo above). Bottom line: the internal investigation into Campbell's death is moving at near-light speed compared with the three-plus years it took police to reach findings ...   More
Friday, March 26, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Cop Targeted by Wanted Poster

Three days after police fatally shot a man in the Hoyt Arboretum, there are signs — literally — that tension between cops and citizens continues to build. This is the top half of a poster found last night pasted to a Portland Tribune newspaper box on Southeast Division Street. Here's the bottom half of the poster, including references to the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell and ...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police Bureau Backs Down: Sizer Accepts Citizen Findings on Campbell Cop's Taser Case

Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer has reversed course and says the police bureau will accept a citizen panel's findings that the officer who fatally shot Aaron Campbell wrongly fired his Taser in an earlier case. In a brief letter (PDF) sent Tuesday to the city's Independent Police Review Division, Sizer says the bureau accepts three findings by the citizen committee. Among the three findings ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Campbell Case: Reactions to the Recommendation for Firing Frashour

News that the Portland police Use of Force Review Board recommended firing Officer Ronald Frashour for the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell was met with cautious praise from activists today. "This is an appropriate response to the tragic death of Aaron Campbell," said Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance. "He died through error. He died through negligence." The AMA has called ...   More
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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