Portland officer files whistle-blower complaint, accuses bureau of punishing him for speaking out

From The Oregonian, January 30 2009

Portland police Officer Thomas Brennan was worried his sergeant seemed to be under too much stress while working the streets after his involvement in the controversial death of James P. Chasse Jr. in police custody, the ensuing publicity and pending federal trial.

Brennan met with his precinct commander last fall, provided details of a call in which he thought the sergeant “grossly overreacted” and recommended the sergeant be moved to a lower-profile assignment.

READ – Officer Brennan’s letter to Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman Subject: Dereliction of Duty

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