ADDED Information to earlier post
Foxworth Is an Unacceptable Choice for Chief. He is entrenched in the violent and illegal police misconduct that pervades the entire bureau. There was no public input and this political move guarantees no reform and is unacceptable.
Some Ignominious Highlights from Foxworth's career at the Portland Police Bureau compiled from Oregonian articles (those are the dates listed)
August 22, 2003 - AntiBush protest - in charge of Tactical Operations (outrageous amount of police - protestors attacked in Columbia Park when police "close" it. Portland Police engaged in a new and very questionable practice of using ethyl alcohol to remove jail support numbers written on protestors arms while they were handcuffed - denial of counsel, unreasonable use of force)
July 3, 2003 - On the Law Enforcement Panel to evaluate Kendra James shooting (that panel found no problems with McCollister's conduct and made no recommendation for discipline)
March 20, 2003 - Antiwar protests - In charge of Tactical Operations (the city is being sued due to police misconduct)
August 21, 2002 - Bush protest - In charge of Tactical Operations (the city is being sued due to police misconduct)
November 29, 2001 - Says that Portland should have participated in Federal Anti-terror interviews of Middle Eastern men (Kroeker resisted these interviews because there was no probable cause or reasonable suspicion to round up people based on national origin).
May 4, 2001 - says that racial profiling report that clearly identified a serious problem with Portland Police Bureau conduct was not complete
October 12, 2000 - Commander of NE Precinct during shoot out in NE neighborhood that killed Ollie B. Russell
1999 - - Commander of NE Precinct while Drug-Free Zones are expanded in the NE (under this ordinance people can be excluded from a drug zone for suspicion of drug possession or use for 30 days or more even if they live or work in that area)
August 17, 1998 - Commander of NE Precinct when police fired beanbags at a crowd on MLK Blvd
April 15, 1997 - Foxworth placed on leave while there is an internal investigation on the misuse of public funds for cell phone use. This incident prompts PIIACC the citizens advisers recommend that an outside agency investigate officers misconduct. Foxworth's position as head of SERT is eliminated and he is moved to head of personnel commander. Vera declares cell phone amnesty - whatever that means.
April 22, 1996 - Gang list continues to be compiled, maintained and made part of the public record despite the fact the people on the list have not been convicted of a crime. And despite a June 1995 court order to remove people from the list because it is a civil rights violation.
1990 - 1994 Spokesman for Portland Police Bureau
March 22, 1989 - Moore drug case where Foxworth testified that Moore took a bag of cocaine into a house. No bag was found and the judge threw out that charge.