December 15, 2017 11:35
Yesterday, a member of the Portland Police Bureau resigned his position as a police officer and pled guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to a charge of Official Misconduct in the First Degree. This comes as a result of an internal criminal investigation into the former officer's misconduct that occurred while on duty.
As Chief of Police, I want our officers and residents of Portland to know that I take allegations of misconduct seriously. This investigation followed all of our internal protocols, resulting in the criminal charge, plea, and resignation of the officer. Internally and externally, this officer was held accountable for his actions.
While an incident such as this can damage the public trust in police officers, we will continue to work hard in the community to build