PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland police union today will be swearing in its first Black president, Daryl Turner, a 19-year veteran officer.
The 51-year-old Turner works the day shift at Central Precinct in the Portland Police Bureau. He previously worked in the drugs and vice division, training division and helped in gang drug enforcement.
A receptionist at the Portland Police Association office told The Skanner News Friday morning that the organization would not be sending out any press releases or photos of Turner, and that he would not be available for any interviews.
Turner is from Newark, N.J., and began his career in law enforcement in July 1991.
In earlier interviews with the Oregonian, Turner did not give any indication on the direction he'll take the approximately 950-member police union. He spent 10 years on the union's executive board.
The former union president, Sgt. Scott Westerman, is facing internal investigation for two road-rage encounters and stepped down in April.