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Portland Police Chief Fired Over Shootings, as Officers Respond to AnotherTim King Salem-News.com
Stations report that the new Chief, Mike Reese, is on scene at tonight's shooting.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Portland's Police Chief Rosie Sizer was fired today by Portland Mayor Sam Adams. He named Mike Reese as Portland's new chief; he has been the agency's Central Precinct commander.
The dismissal of Sizer comes one day after Portland agreed to pay $1.6 million to the family of a mentally ill man who died in police custody.
Adams called the factors behind the decision "cumulative" today at a press conference. The AP reports that the mayor did praise Sizer for her four years as chief.
He said she, "has accomplished some remarkable reforms" while serving as chief of the Portland Police Bureau. While offering the compliments, Adams also added, "Too often though, the reforms have come after, or in reaction to, failures at the bureau. I want to put the bureau on a more proactive reform path."
All of this comes as Portland news stations break the news of another Portland Police officer involved fatal shooting in the Portland area. That happened tonight at 6th and Clackamas. The officer involved also suffered injuries, they were considered non life-threatening.
Stations report that the new Chief, Mike Reese, is on scene at tonight's shooting. Seems it isn't going to take long for him to get used to being the chief of an agency with a history of complicated police-involved shootings.
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