Last week, the Portland City Council passed a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the Portland Police Association, as well as an agreement between the city, the police bureau and the union on reforms called for by the U-S Department of Justice. A fairness hearing before a federal judge will be held on February eighteenth at which members of the community can make their voices heard.
KBOO spoke with Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch for more on problems with the agreement and how people can get involved.
Jenka Soderberg interviews Marco Mejia of Jobs for Justice about their picks for Scrooge of the Year--the individual, corporation, or entity that has harmed working families in our community the most this year. God bless us, everyone! 19:16 minutes (17.65 MB)
KBOO's Sam Bouman interviews Constantin Severe, Director of the Independent Police Review Division of the City Auditor's Office about the role of the IPR in police disciplinary procedures and the reforms to the IPR. The City Council was set to vote on the reforms yesterday, but after a threat by Daryl Turner, president of the police union, to file an unfair labor practices complaint if the council approved the measures, the vote was postponed until January 8. 5:52 minutes (5.38 MB)
Around 30 protesters with Rising Tide and other groups took over the lobby at Omega Morgan headquarters, demanding to talk with the President, John McCalla, and for an end to their transport of "megaload" shipments of Tar Sands oil extraction equipment to Alberta, Canada. KBOO reporter was their and produced this report, which mistakenly was not aired on the evening news. 8:05 minutes (7.4 MB)