The Oregonian reports on my request for an independent investigation into the Portland Police Bureau and city of Portland's handling of Capt. Mark Kruger:
Two community activists have called for outside agencies to investigate the Portland city attorney's office after anOregonian story revealed the office stashed controversial "memorial plaques" to five Nazi-era soldiers put up by a Portland officer at a city park for at least six years, without any investigation into the officer...
The Rev. Chuck Currie, a United Church of Christ minister who unsuccessfully ran for the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, asked state Attorney General John Kroger for an independent investigation. Alan Graf, an attorney who had sought the plaques as part of discovery in a 2002 lawsuit against the city, requested an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
"I write today to ask for an investigation into the city of Portland's handling of a police matter with serious implications for our community," Currie said in an e-mail to the attorney general on Sunday. "A serious breach of trust now exists between Portlanders and their police."