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Portland police sergeant’s inflammatory roll call statements released a year after his firing | oregonlive.com – By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Until Wednesday, no city or police official had publicly shared the exact racial and inflammatory remarks that got Portland police Sgt. Gregg Lewis fired.
That changed when City Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty quoted part of it on the record as her colleagues considered a proposed settlement that would reinstate Lewis but then have him retire with back pay to ensure an arbitrator couldn’t overturn his firing and put him back to work.
Hardesty’s disclosure and opposition to the settlement spurred Mayor Ted Wheeler to delay a vote until next week. It also prompted the mayor’s office, in a response to a public records request, to release the full termination letter that Lewis received.