Earlier this month, Portland Police Officer Chris Humphreys was caught on video surveillance shooting a beanbag gun at a twelve-year-old girl at close
Many residents of Portland reacted to this spectacle with trepidation and paranoia. They’ve seen the videotape of the burly police officer and the
little girl on the ground. And they remember that Chris Humphreys is the same officer who “fell” on a schizophrenic man who tried to elude the
police and ended up dead as a result Chris Humphreys’s “fall.”
Here I think is the video. She looks awful big for a 12 year old. She appears pretty feisty too.
Portland police marched in support of one of their own after Police Chief Rosie Sizer put Officer Chris Humphreys on administrative leave. Here's a
photo of their march, right before Thanksgiving, where scads of police officers wore shirts reading, "I AM CHRIS HUMPHREYS."
James Chasse, 42, did something bad on September 17, 2006: He urinated in public. That is low-class and gross and, apparently, illegal. Portland
police saw Chasse peeing on the side of a building and wanted to have a chat with him about it. But Chasse, who suffered from schizophrenia, was not
in a chatty mood that evening so he took off running. The police officers chased and caught up with him. One officer took Chasse down hard, REAL hard,
to the point where he had 16 broken ribs, a broken shoulder and sternum, and massive internal injuries. He was shot with a Taser multiple times. James
Chasse died in police custody from the injuries he suffered that day.
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