What you DON’T know about that case - or the Portland Police - would EVIDENTLY fill volumes. Your two ludicrous conclusions are perfect examples of that.
I have known several Portland Police officers over the years, and many county sheriff’s deputies in the Portland area (my own father was one for over 20 years)
They are all human beings, and people have shortcomings, but in general, they are a better stripe of person than the average - doing an often thankless job - especially around Portland.
Kendra James was her own worst enemy, as an irresponsible and belligerant drunk in that situation and others - so say people who knew her.
She tried to gain control of a vehicle by struggling with a uniformed police officer conducting a lawful traffic stop - the cop was half in, half out of the vehicle and she essentially pushed him out and was trying to run him over.
Perhaps she did not deserve death for her drunken and foolish decision, but it was by no means an unpredictable result under the circumstances.
I read the autopsy and attended the public forum in North Portland. There is no way that the story the cops gave could be reconciled with the autopsy report. When asked how the story the cops gave could be consistent with the autopsy report, Shrunk and Foxworth had no answers.
The cops got together later in the day to “get their story straight”. They lied and Shrunk didn’t get an indictment only because he didn’t want to get one. That is a fact!!!
James Chasse was basically murdered by the Portland police...
I hate those leftists marching against the cops, but Portland has had way too many uninvestigated or lightly-investigated deaths of unarmed people.
Now, the guy advancing with the knife, he deserved to get shot. But James Chassee, kneed, kicked and beaten so he had broken ribs, collapsed lung, ruptured spleen, who ultimately died because they didn’t take him to a hospital, all because he was peeing into a bush?
That was wrong...