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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

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Commissioner Fish's statement on the Aaron Campbell case

September 26, 2012

I was saddened and outraged by the death of Aaron Campbell. Earlier this year I supported appealing the arbitrator’s decision to reinstate Officer Ron Frashour to the state Employment Relations Board.

After being briefed by the City Attorney and Mayor Adams, it is clear to me that there is merit in taking this case to the Court of Appeals. While the appeal may be a long shot, there are important legal issues which should be decided by an appellate court.

I will therefore vote to support Mayor Adams’ recommendation that we appeal the ERB’s decision to the Court of Appeals.

Portland Commissioners Fritz and Fish join Mayor Adams, Commissioner Leonard in appeal of Frashour reinstatement

Stuart Tomlinson in The Oregonian


Mayor Has Votes for Court Challenge of Frashour Reinstatement

Denis C. Theriault in the Portland Mercury


Don't Play Politics With Our Lives

Bernie Foster in The Skanner


State employment board orders City of Portland to reinstate Ron Frashour

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian