This website was created as a centralized resource for the victims of violence and murder from the Portland Police Department, occurring the end of August, 2011.
Richard Cooke is a houseless community member, who has posted up on SE Hawthorne & 38th for a few years now. He, and his companion dog, Buddy, are known and liked by many passersby.
Aaron Dauchy of the PPD shot & killed Buddy on a public sidewalk on N. Interstate in front of Richard and children across the street. Witnesses say Buddy was showing no signs of aggression towards the cop, but just sat up from a lying position when the cop arrived within feet of Richard & Buddy at a Max line stop.
The Portland Police falsely reported that Buddy, Richard Cook's companion Labrador Retriever Pit bull mix, bit a 2 year old child on November 02, 2011. Although that event never happened and was retracted in public records, the Portland police claimed it as "fact" and proof of his alleged aggressive nature in recent media reports to justify shooting and killing Buddy. This initial false claim was deployed to justify all subsequent excessive enforcement actions. It was only the beginning of everything that went wrong.
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