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Bureau Statement Regarding the Release of Un-Redacted Police Reports

December 02, 2016 13:50

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The Portland Police Bureau has received questions and concerns about the City's decision to provide un-redacted police reports in a news release earlier this week. The Bureau has received several emails, phone calls and social media posts from people who believe the Bureau should have redacted the addresses and phone numbers of those arrested. The Bureau also received communication expressing concern that those who were arrested could be subject to harassment.

The Bureau followed clearly established law in providing these public records as advised by the City Attorney's Office. Anyone who interprets the City's release of un-redacted reports as an implicit endorsement to threaten the people listed in those reports is absolutely wrong. The Bureau encourages anyone who has received threats to

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