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By The Skanner News
Published: 12 April 2010

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Portland's police union says he's sorry he engaged in two incidents of road rage against the same person.
Sgt. Scott Westerman says he was off duty, unarmed and in his personal car during both incidents in January.
The first time, Virginia Thompson called 911 to report that a man cut her off and got out of his car to berate her. The second time occurred two days later, when the same woman was riding in a car with her husband.
This time, Westerman pulled in front of the Thompsons' Smart car and hit his brakes. Westerman pulled into a different lane, then got out and began screaming at the couple.
Westerman tells The Oregonian newspaper that his behavior was not acceptable and he owes the couple an apology. He says he was dealing with personal issues at the time.
Westerman has not been disciplined. An internal police investigation is continuing.

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