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What Happened to James Chasse: Untitled

Thursday, September 13, 2007

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from Willamette Week

One of the cops accused in last year’s killing of James Chasse Jr. while he was in police custody is named in a new lawsuit alleging police battery. Portland police officer Christopher Humphreys and three other officers are accused of beating a suspect named Charles Manigo during a May 4, 2006, arrest at the Rose Quarter TriMet transit stop. Humphreys was one of the three officers named in a federal civil-rights lawsuit over the death of Chasse, a 42-year-old schizophrenic who died Sept. 17, 2006, from injuries he sustained during his arrest.

An earlier WW investigation found Humphreys has one of the highest use-of-force rates in the Portland Police Bureau.

In the new lawsuit, filed Aug. 21 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Manigo seeks $135,000 from the City of Portland for alleged injuries, pain and suffering, and malicious prosecution. The police and city attorney’s office declined to comment.

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