This is practically unbelievable–the head of the Portland Police
Bureau’s traffic division, while off-duty, was involved in a road-rage
incident in Idaho in which he allegedly pointed a gun at another driver.
He was stopped by Washington State troopers but was not arrested. The
incident is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
In the meantime, Todd Wyatt, the gun-brandishing off-duty supervisor, has
returned from vacation and has been temporarily reassigned to the drugs
and vice division. The irony of Wyatt being involved in a road-rage incident
is that he heads the division that deals with road rage.
There is reason to be concerned. Off-duty Portland Police officers have
been involved in a number of unfortunate incidents over the past year,
including driving under the influence and road rage. We need the Portland
Police to protect and provide positive examples for us. I hope these officers
get the help they need to straighten out these problems.
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