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Kroeker Resigns

It's true
Kroeker resigned today - effective on October 7.

No announced replacement.
Letter of res. 29.Aug.2003 15:16

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Below is the text of the letter sent to the mayor, as obtained by kgw.com:


"With profound regret, I am resigning my position as Chief of Police of the Portland Police Bureau. This resignation will be effective October 17, 2003.


Although, through your intermediaries, you have asked me for this resignation, I do not feel walking away from the current leadership challenges is best for Portland or the Police Bureau. Had I been given the opportunity to explore this in person with you, I believe we could have collectively produced a positive strategy for addressing the substantial improvements that need to be made to the organization.


I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to lead an outstanding organization with some of the finest people I could ever hope to meet. I am also grateful for the chance to discover this magnificent city, with a truly beautiful quality of life. I love this city for not only its external beauty but the warmth of so many community members who have supported me during my tenure.


As a native son of Oregon, I have relished the opportunity to have my dream job very close to the place of my birth. Oregon has not let me down, and its treasures have given me many memories to hold in my heart.


Pursuant to the resignation terms, I will be taking 40 hours of administrative leave during the week of October 13-17. The remainder of the time will be spent in transitioning the organization to the new Chief of Police and in concluding final administrative duties.


Three-and-a-half-years ago, at my swearing in ceremony, I promised to give this position of leadership every ounce of my devotion and energy. I have kept my promise."


Maybe Chief Moose... 29.Aug.2003 15:18

James

...Will come back, fresh off the coat-tails of his multimillion dollar bookdeal.

Yeah, and maybe Moose can pitch in for the friggin MLB Stadium! 29.Aug.2003 15:42

mark

!!!!!!!!

pic of kroeker for feature 29.Aug.2003 23:19

pdx indy graphics drone #6082

what a lovely photo!

Not the head only the ass.... 30.Aug.2003 12:13

RADREV

Lest this be missed by anyone, probably not, Kroeker was not the head of this snake only an appendage like a tail. That tail is already grown back and for Vera and the rest of "the boys" it is business...serpentine business...as usual. Kroeker was scapegoated to take the heat off from Vera and the sham citizens review board that she and the city council the city auditor and the police union set up to lull the citizens of this city into a false sense of police accountability. Have a celebratory beer for Kroeker departure but wake up early tomorrow to bring it home to Vera and the rest of the boys that we are not fooled and that we, the citizens of this fair city, have had enough of shams and demand police accountability.

Kroeker's resignation is a ploy to take rising pressure off the power peddlers when their greatest illusion was discovered for what it was...a sham. Bring it home, look behind the curtain...there is no wizard just a feeble old man, or someone easily mistake for a feeble old man, who works among a host of compatible interests to create an illusion of fairness.

Cut the head off of the snake; demand a citizens appointed organizational board to define the new face of the Police accountability review board. Demand independent organization and demand a system open to community review. To allow the vested interests to hide this important community function behind the curtain of "administrative oversight" (or however it is euphemized and euthanasized) is to fall victim to the abuse of power that is so prevalent and becoming more egregious in this fair city.

Not the head only the ass.... 30.Aug.2003 12:16

RADREV

Lest this be missed by anyone, probably not, Kroeker was not the head of this snake only an appendage like a tail. That tail is already grown back and for Vera and the rest of "the boys" it is business...serpentine business...as usual. Kroeker was scapegoated to take the heat off from Vera and the sham citizens review board that she and the city council the city auditor and the police union set up to lull the citizens of this city into a false sense of police accountability. Have a celebratory beer for Kroeker departure but wake up early tomorrow to bring it home to Vera and the rest of the boys that we are not fooled and that we, the citizens of this fair city, have had enough of shams and demand police accountability.

Kroeker's resignation is a ploy to take rising pressure off the power peddlers when their greatest illusion was discovered for what it was...a sham. Bring it home, look behind the curtain...there is no wizard just a feeble old man, or someone easily mistake for a feeble old man, who works among a host of compatible interests to create an illusion of fairness.

Cut the head off of the snake; demand a citizens appointed organizational board to define the new face of the Police accountability review board. Demand independent organization and demand a system open to community review. To allow the vested interests to hide this important community function behind the curtain of "administrative oversight" (or however it is euphemized and euthanasized) is to fall victim to the abuse of power that is so prevalent and becoming more egregious in this fair city.

KGW collects info for who? 30.Aug.2003 15:12

not gonna register...

Sorry, I'm not gonna register at KGW's web site to see the full text of Kroeker's resignation letter. This info should be disseminated w/o the requriement to 'register'.