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Oregonlive: Portland Commissioner Steve Novick blasts city decision to erase Capt. Mark Kruger's discipline for Nazi soldier tribute

July 16, 2014 | oregonlive.com-- City Commissioner Steve Novick , who learned Wednesday afternoon from The Oregonian of a city settlement that erases Portland police discipline of Capt. Mark Kruger, said he's "equally outraged and astonished,'' by the terms of the agreement and the fact that no one in the city informed council members about it.

To settle a tort claim that Kruger had filed against the city last year, the city agreed to pay Kruger $5,000 and to erase two disciplinary actions he faced: an 80-hour suspension without pay in 2010 for his public tribute to five Nazi-era German soldiers at a city park and a 2014 written reprimand for retaliating against a female lieutenant.

The city also agreed to give Kruger an additional 80 hours of vacation time, and have the chief write him a complimentary letter about Kruger's police work and service to the community. READ FULL ARTICLE