Despite police directive, Portlanders of color still overrepresented in traffic stops

Being stopped in traffic is the most common way most people come into contact with the police, but we don’t all experience those stops equally. In Portland (and throughout the United States), people of color are overrepresented in traffic stops, with Black people experiencing the most drastic effects of this bias. And this is more … Read more

PPB traffic stop data shows Black Portlanders are overrepresented

H/T Latisha Jenson, Willamette Week In the first eight months of 2020, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers made 20,990 traffic stops. According to police data, between New Year’s Day and August 1st, 17.7% of the people stopped were Black — a significant overrepresentation of Portland’s Black population which was 5.8% as of 2019. Over the … Read more

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Police write 53 speeding citations in just two hours on Highway 26 near the Zoo

PPB officers camped out on Highway 26 up near the Oregon Zoo to catch speeders. Read their press release below for how that turned out… 53 CITATIONS ISSUED DURING A #VISIONZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY MISSION News Release from Portland Police Bureau Posted on FlashAlert: October 12th, 2016 3:04 PM Downloadable file: Vision_Zero.jpg On Tuesday October 11, … Read more