Oct 022010
 October 2, 2010  Posted by  Surveillance, Workplace

Maxine Bernstein reports:

The city of Portland is moving to require random drug-testing of police officers, as well as drug tests of officers after use of deadly force, deaths-in-custody and traffic crashes that result in a fatality or trauma injury.

The city presented a draft proposal Friday to the Portland Police Association at the end of the second day of contract talks.

Read more on OregonLive.com.

Not surprisingly, the police association does not like the idea, citing privacy concerns:

He argued that any tests beyond the “reasonable suspicion” standard would violate Oregon’s constitution, which protects an individual’s right to privacy, and against unreasonable search and seizures.

To which I cheerfully respond, “Hey, if you have nothing to hide…..”

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