ACTION: Community groups call for Chasse case officers to resign
Below is a call to action from the Mental Health Association of Portland (put out on October 3 and
modified to encourage your ongoing efforts).
We support the goal of seeing these officers leave the Portland Police Bureau--if the Chief and the
Council won't fire them, they should without a doubt resign. After all, Officer Jason Sery took that
appropriate action after killing James Jahar Perez in 2004. (Unfortunately, after his short stint
teaching children in religious school, he joined the Beaverton police, but that's another story.)
MHAP has a list of ways you can get involved, as well as email addresses of people you can
contact about getting the officers off the force.
If you are part of an organization that would like to officially sign on with MHAP's efforts please
contact them (or us, if you'd like).
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Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 10:44:39
From: Mental Health Association of Portland
The Mental Health Association of Portland asks all persons concerned with civil society, with
healthcare, with justice issues, and who care for the welfare of persons with mental illness, to join
us and ask for the VOLUNTARY RESIGNATIONS of Portland police officers Kyle Nice,
Christopher Humphreys and Bret Burton.
Our systems of justice and requests for accountability have failed. It's time for us to act.
Please forward this information to ALL EMAIL LISTS and ALL MEDIAS and ALL
Join the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Disability Rights Oregon, Mental Health America of
Oregon and other organizations and individuals in asking for the police resignations.
These three police officers brutally beat James Chasse and ignored his injuries until he died
approximately 100 minutes later.
The actions of these officers, and the lack of appropriate response of our courts and public
administrators, have broken a vital bond of trust within this community.
We ask for resignations as an important step toward renewing trust and respect between police
officers and citizens.
For all news about James Chasse visit our web site at
Here's how you can help.
* Email the officers and ask them to resign - contact information below
* Call or email politicians and ask them to join us calling for officers to voluntarily turn in their
* Forward this email message to your friends and colleagues-spread the word
* Make a colorful sign for your bike, car, window or lawn
* Wear a button, make a poster, write a song, talk to a friend
* Write a letter to the editor of a local paper - these are very helpful to enlarge the message
* Join our Facebook page at
If you or your organization can join us, in person or in spirit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE CONTACT THESE PERSONS BELOW AND ASK FOR THEIR RESIGNATION
FROM THE PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU
Kyle Nice, Portland Police Bureau
Christopher Humphreys, Portland Police
Bret Burton, Portland Police Bureau
PLEASE CONTACT THESE PERSONS BELOW AND ASK THEM TO JOIN OUR CALL
FOR THE RESIGNATIONS OF KYLE NICE, CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREYS AND BRET
Rosie Sizer, Chief of Police, Portland Police
Dan Saltzman, Police Commissioner, City Council 503-823-4000
Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland 503-823-4000
Randy Leonard, City Council 503-823-4000
Amanda Fritz, City Council 503-823-4000
Nick Fish, City Council 503-823-4000
LaVonne Griffin-Valade, City Auditor, 503-823-4000
Robert Skipper, Multnomah County Sheriff 503-988-4300
Michael Schrunk, Multnomah County District Attorney 503-988-3162
Mental Health Association of Portland
PO Box 3641, Portland, Oregon 97208