Almost every single Police Chief since 2010 has been fired or forced out of office due to circumstances directly related to police shooting scandals. These situations are often followed by grand overtures for reform by the Mayor. Yet nothing changes. The only solution is #NoMoreMayors. Lets run rip city! http://bit.ly/2n3FIWB
..”Hours after he was sworn in, Reese was called out to a shootout between police and a motorist during in a traffic stop in Northeast Portland. Police fatally shot Keaton Otis, a man suffering from mental illness, after Otis wounded officer Christopher Burley.
What followed in Reese’s first year as chief was a spate of officer-involved shootings involving people with mental illness, which led the U.S. Department of Justice to announce an investigation into Portland’s police use of force.” Which he was ultimately forced into retirement over.
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese is retiring in January, and Assistant Chief Larry O’Dea will move up to replace him. Reese has served as chief since May 2010. Mayor Charlie Hales praised Reese, citing his work on the city’s settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the recent opening of the bureau’s new police training center.
“Portland Mayor Sam Adams fired the city’s police chief Wednesday, a day after the city agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of a mentally ill man in police custody”
The mayor named Capt. Mike Marshman as the new chief, but praised outgoing Chief Larry O’Dea. “I’m sad to lose his service, and we should all be sad to lose his service,” he said.