- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) - A police officer in Clatskanie, Oregon, says his family has faced retaliation since he and another officer filed complaints against the police chief for making racist statements.

Officer Alex Stone tells KATU (https://is.gd/ZLexnO ) he’s being followed on his shift, his wife has twice been forced off the road and people are yelling the N-word at him.

Stone, who is white, submitted the complaint against Chief Marvin Hoover with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. It alleges the chief compared African Americans to monkeys and sang “Dixie.”

Hoover was placed on paid administrative leave August 5 and allowed to retire two weeks later. The state investigation remains active.

Clatskanie is 60 miles northwest of Portland. Hoover had been chief since 2002.


Information from: KATU-TV, https://www.katu.com/

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