Friday, July 02, 2010

Portland police chief didn't even read the detailed statement from Gore's sexual assault accuser?!

Portland police mishandled Al Gore sex abuse case, Chief Mike Reese says |
Rosie Sizer was chief when the alleged assault occurred and when Hagerty gave her detailed statement but police did no follow-up, interviews or examination of potential evidence.

Contacted Thursday, Sizer said she had been aware that a statement had been given to police but she thought the victim didn't want to prosecute. She said, though, she doesn't recall when she learned about the complaint or that there was a two-year interval between the complaints.

"I was aware there was an allegation, and, at some point, a statement. I didn't read it, but it was my understanding the victim didn't desire prosecution," Sizer said. "When there's an allegation of this nature involving a prominent individual, typically that information is brought up the chain of command."
The woman had told investigators she informed two of her friends and held onto the clothes she wore that night, including her black pants with stains on them. But Portland police didn't contact any of the woman's friends, obtain the potential evidence or interview anyone at the hotel, records show.
May 2010: Sam Adams fires police Chief Rosie Sizer, names Mike Reese to the job |
Two days after police Chief Rosie Sizer blasted the mayor's proposed police budget, Mayor Sam Adams fired her and replaced her with Mike Reese, who recently served as East Precinct commander.

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