On December 24, 2010, officers Darrell W. Shaw and Matt Delenikos beat and tasered a 21-year-old college student until he was unconscsious. He had to be revived by emergency personell. The young black man had no weapons, no drugs, had not been drinking, had no arrest record, and was not involved with the fight that had happened nearby and to which the cops were responding.
article from The Skanner:
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On May 19, 2005, Officer Darrell W. Shaw, along with officers Ho and Friedman, shot and killed Vernon Allen, a homeless black man, downtown at West 5th and Burnside.
from Portland Copwatch,
People's Police Report #36 September 2005 :
"[Vernon] Allen, 48, was killed in the early morning of May 19 on West 5th and Burnside. He allegedly wrestled with Officer Kai Ho (#39661), who broke free as backup arrived. Although witness descriptions differ, the police claim Allen lunged with a knife at the four officers on the scene and three of them, Darrell Shaw (#28923), Mark Friedman (#36237) and Ho, opened fire and killed Allen with 6 bullets. The initial 911 call that attracted police concerned Allen kicking trashcans in the area."
According to the Portland Tribune, Officer Darrell Shaw was responsible for sending 8 people to the hospital in 2004. ("When Cops Use Force," Portland Tribune, October 31, 2006)
On November 18 2003, Officer Shaw showed up to a hip-hop show in his cop-car with a stuffed gorilla attached to the grill. This was largely interpreted by the hip-hop show attendees as a racially motivated insult, and they took pictures with their camera-phones to publicize the incident. According to Portland Copwatch, the uproar led Officer Shaw to "meet with Chief Foxworth to apologize for the presence of the gorilla doll."
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