1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
April 22, 2004 00:00
“There is heightened emotion in the community, but I once again ask people to be patient and channel their frustration and energy into peaceful actions. There are many questions regarding this incident, and I am hopeful that the public inquest, which the Portland Police Bureau supports and will participate in, may answer some of those questions.
“The Portland Police Bureau remains a good organization with solid values. The men and women of this Bureau work hard to ensure public safety. This is a difficult time for them and the entire community, and that is why we must focus on the process and patiently support it. There is a lot of work to be done unrelated to this incident, and we ask the community to join us in our ongoing community policing efforts.”
Sgt. Pete Simpson