There are always "bad apples" in the bunch. With police officers, it can be particularly poisonous.
Police officers in Oregon are supposed to uphold and enforce the law. When they break the law, by lying in reports, destroying evidence, or otherwise misusing power, the effects both on the particular victim and on a city's legal culture can be devastating.
Acting against misconduct with the help of a civil rights attorney may not only help the victim recover, but be a civic duty.
The NPAP is a project of the National Lawyers Guild to help attorneys devoted to ending police misconduct by assisting its members with training and support, educating the public, and coordinated legal action.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Oregon State Bar - In Oregon, the State Bar has established a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Tigard, OR. The service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney experienced in a variety of different practice areas. The service charges $35 for a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney. More than 1,600 attorneys across the state participate in the service.