Oregonian columnist Steve Duin has published pointed criticisms directed at the Portland Police Bureau's handling of the Freedom Child bike light case in his column today.
Freedom Child is the 57-year old St. Johns woman who was involved with an altercation with two Police officers back in 2003. Child claims she was walking her bike down the sidewalk when Officers Jeffrey Dorn and Jason Harris reportedly pulled up alongside her in an unmarked car and began questioning her. Those questions ultimately led to Child being followed and then, according to Duin, "dragged...out of her home" and then arrested. (more...)