Fired Police Officer Ordered to be Reinstated
September 25, 2012, 9:00 am
The City of Portland has been ordered by the Oregon State Employment Relations Board
to reinstate Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour. The order dated September 21st gives the city 30 days to comply.Read the order
In May, a state arbitrator ruled that the city lacked cause to fire Frashour for fatally shooting an unarmed Aaron Campbell in 2010. At that time, Mayor Sam Adams, who is also the police commissioner, said the city would appeal the ruling.
In the board's ruling, the city has also been ordered to make whole for any loss or injury Frashour suffered due to the city's failure to promptly implement the arbitration award, including back pay and benefits, minus interim earnings, with interest at 9% per annum from the date of arbitration award until the city reinstates Frashour to his former position.
Mayor Adams says he will urge the city council to appeal the decision to the Oregon Court of Appeals. He says the case is about fighting to keep local control of the police bureau.
Portland Police Association
President Darryl Turner says six independent bodies have ruled
Frashour did not commit misconduct. He says more than $1 million dollars has been spent on this fight and that taxpayer money could be better spent on law enforcement, public safety and schools.