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NEWS BRIEFS

Kenton Library Hosts African American Genealogy Event Dec. 2

Stephen Hanks to present on genealogy resources and methods ...

PSU Hires New Police Chief

Donnell Tanksley brings policing philosophy rooted in community engagement to PSU ...

African American Portraits Exhibit at PAM Ends Dec. 29

Towards the end of its six month run, exhibit conveys the Black experience, late 1800s - 1990s ...

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

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Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect the Black Press

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Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

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The Skanner News

Police have arrested Jeffrey Neyle McAllister, 38, and charged him with rape and sexual assaults.  A Registered Nurse, McAllister worked in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center emergency room and was in contact with many women seeking urgent treatment.

Police say they began investigating after a patient came forward in April 2013, reporting inappropriate sexual contact in the Emanuel Hospital ER.  During the investigation, police learned of additional victims.

Police say McAllister worked at Legacy as an ER Technician from 2005 to 2008.  He also worked as an RN in the emergency room from 2008 to 2013. McAllister left Legacy in April 2013.

McAllister, has also worked as a nurse with St. Vincent Hospital (Providence) in Portland and Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon.

Police say other people may have become victims and they ask anyone with information to come forward.

In addition, police say McAllister has worked in law enforcement and security. He was a Legacy Health System Security Officer  in 2004-2005, a Beaverton Police Officer  from 2002 to 2004, a Seaside Police Officer from 1996 to 2002, and a Reserve Officer for the Independence Police Department in 1997.
 
McAllister was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree (two counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts), Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, Sex Abuse in the Third Degree, and Sodomy in the First Degree (four counts).
 
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact either the Sex Crimes Unit at (503) 823-0400; Detective Heidi Helwig at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jason Christensen jchristensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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