Council to consider paying police sergeant fired for offensive remark
The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to give a police sergeant fired after he allegedly made offensive remarks more than $100,000, or roughly 9 months pay for time he didn't work, in exchange for his retirement.
The settlement resolves a grievance the Portland Police Association filed over the termination of Sgt. Gregg Lewis. The City Council will vote on it this week.
Lewis was placed under investigation after colleagues reported he made an inflammatory comment about the use of force against a black man during a roll call in 2017, according to The Oregonian. He was fired on Feb. 2, 2018.
The city has agreed to rescind Lewis's termination and impose a 15-day suspension without pay instead.
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