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Now Playing: Portland Citizens are dead, sick, & tired of Police Abusing Them - City Looses 35,000$ again in lawsuit
City to pay $35,000:
"officer caused man's face to hit pavement"
POLICE ANTI VIOLENCE PROTEST
Portland police are protested against, due to
their escalation of deadly force and violence
on unarmed citizens. This march lasted for over
5 hours and took place all over the downtown area.
RELATED 2012 INFO: ((( i ))) PORTLAND INDYMEDIA:
STOP THE KILLING (5 min clip)
These 2 video clips were filmed on 3.29.10 - around 9 PM
This footage is when the police were pushing the crowd along the sidewalk with their horses.
(1) Before 9PM (6 min clip)
(2) After 9PM (9 min clip)
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> City to pay $35,000: officer caused man's face to hit pavement
> I was looking at this week's City Council agenda and read this item (known
> is item #477), wondering what the context was for the protest that led to
> this man having his face smashed to the pavement by a police officer (and
> now the City agreeing to pay him $35,000). Maxine Bernstein at the
> Oregonian did the leg work so I don't have to.
> Of course, I don't know that they had to echo the City's description of
> the protest as "anti-police" since it was "anti-police brutality" from
> what the story says.
> --dan h
> --Portland Copwatch
> City of Portland to pay $35,000 to settle civil lawsuit alleging false
> arrest, battery during anti-police march
> By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
> on May 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM, updated May 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM
> The City of Portland would pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a
> man who was injured during a March 2010 anti-police protest, under an
> ordinance that will go before city commissioners Wednesday.
> The encounter, captured on television footage, resulted in injuries to
> Clifford Richardson. He was treated at OHSU Hospital after his head and
> face struck the pavement during a scuffle with an officer, according to
> city records.
> During the 2010 protest, Portland police formed a line with their bikes to
> keep protestors from moving into the street. Richardson, according to city
> documents, pushed at an officer and officers moved in to take him into
> "During the struggle that ensued, Richardson's upper body was struck by a
> police officer's knee and as a result, his head and face struck the
> pavement,'' according to city documents distributed to commissioners.
> Richardson, then 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting
> arrest, interfering with police and harassment. He was later acquitted of
> all charges at trial.
> Richardson then filed a civil lawsuit against the city in Multnomah County
> Circuit Court, alleging false arrest, battery and malicious prosecution.
> He was seeking $15,000 for past and future medical bills, plus $500,000 in
> general damages.
> The settlement figure was reached after significant negotiations,
> according to the city.
> "Approval of this settlement will avoid the cost and expense of a trial
> and a jury award that could potentially be significantly larger,''
> according to Randy Stenquist, of the city's risk management office.
> The protest was one in a series that followed two officer-involved fatal
> shootings that year: the Jan. 29, 2010 fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell by
> Officer Ronald Frashour, and the March 22 fatal shooting of Jack Dale
> Collins near a Hoyt Arboretum restroom by Officer Jason Walters.