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Bike Theft Task Force leader has left PPB; future of unit unclear

A busy Bike Theft Task Force booth at a 2019 Sunday Parkways event. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Due to a lack of funds/budget, our unit has been suspended and is currently unable to respond to bike theft needs in the community.”— Dave Sanders, Task Force founder and former PPB officer A vital part of Portland’s fight against the scourge of bicycle theft has been mothballed. Six years ago, as bike theft spun out of control in Portland, we brought people together to do somethin...
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Police budget cuts cripple bike theft response unit

The Bike Theft Task Force booth at a Sunday Parkways event in July 2016.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The leader of the Portland Police Police Bureau’s Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF) says the unit has lost its only source of funding and will significantly scale back its work for the foreseeable future. Officers with the task force had been doing regular bike registration events in partnership with Portland Parks rangers over the past few months. Last week Officer Dave Sanders took to the B...
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Board revokes Ex-Portland chief’s police certification

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state board, citing dishonesty, has voted to revoke the police certification of former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea for 10 years. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Board of Public Safety Standards and Training took Thursday’s action based on findings that O’Dea misled investigators about his handling of an off-duty shooting and […]
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Report: Ex-mayor violated protocol in chief shooting debacle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The former mayor of Portland ignored protocol for police-involved shootings last year when then-Chief Larry O’Dea shot a friend on a Harney County camping trip. The city’s Independent Police Review released a report Monday that calls then-Mayor Charlie Hales’ actions an organizational failure that angered the rank-and-file officers. O’Dea first revealed […]
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Portland police chief retires amid inquiry into shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's police chief, Larry O'Dea, resigned Monday amid criminal and internal investigations into whether he was forthright after accidentally shooting his friend during a camping trip on the other side of the state.
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Oregon mayor places police chief on leave after shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland mayor has placed Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an accidental shooting while hunting in eastern Oregon.
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Portland Police announce extra patrols after rise in fatal crashes

Chief O’Dea is not messing around.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) This is not an April Fools post. The Portland Police Bureau has seen enough. After a troubling spate of fatal crashes on Portland roads, the bureau announced this morning they’ll be doing additional traffic enforcement citywide. Yesterday’s morning fatal collision on SE Powell Boulevard was the 12th so far this year. That’s up from seven last year at this time. The PPB sends out their Major Crash Team — a special unit that in...
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Portland Bike Theft Task Force receives $4,000 donation from local bike club

Check presentation in lobby of Portland Police Bureau headquarters on Friday.Left to right: Officer Dave Bryant, Portland Wheelmen President Ann Morrow, past PWTC President Kathleen Hellem, Police Chief Larry O’Dea, Officer Dave Sanders. The City of Portland’s Bike Theft Task Force has received a financial boost from the largest bike club in town. The Portland Wheelmen Touring Club was established in 1971 and currently has 600 members. It’s largest annual event is the Pioneer Century. ...
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Budget exercise causes alarm as Police Bureau proposes elimination of Traffic Division

Not going anywhere.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Local media coverage of the Portland Police Bureau’s 2016-2017 budget proposal has sent shockwaves through the community. But there’s no reason for alarm. Here’s what’s going on…Back in November, Mayor Charlie Hales asked all bureau directors to cut 5 percent from their budgets. Despite the City enjoying “relative fiscal stability,” the Mayor said the cuts are necessary to address the affordable housing and homelessness crisis. This is how it ...
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