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Portland's mayor, police department, and prosecutor's office don't look so great these days

Six months ago, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales quietly began union contract negotiations with the Portland Police Association (PPA). For months, Hales and the PPA hashed out a deal, keeping the Portland City Council and the community from having any voice in the process. Then, in late-September, he finally released a draft. Now he's pushing to get it quickly signed by the City Council.
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