James Chasse: Still Dead

From the Portland Mercury, September 16 2008

Officers involved: Still employed by the Police Bureau. Indeed, former Sheriff’s deputy Brett Burton has since switched jobs and is now working, too, for the Portland cops.

Internal Affairs Investigation into their actions: Still incomplete. Two years tomorrow.

Peaceful Demonstration: Outside central precinct on SW 2nd, until 6pm today, organized by the Mental Health Association of Portland.

Less Peaceful Demonstration: Planned tomorrow outside central precinct by the Portland Coalition against poverty, at 3:30pm. “Come out tomorrow and show the cops we won’t take their lies lying down,” say the organizers.

Documentary about Chasse’s life and death: In production.

Benefit concert featuring Calvin Johnson, Tender Forever, and Ah Holly Faml’y: Tomorrow night at 8pm, Wonder Ballroom. Tickets at Wonder Ballroom, Reading Frenzy and Jackpot Records, Mississippi Records and Ticketmaster.