PORTLAND, Ore. -- Chief Rosie Sizer testified against Officer Ron Frashour in an abusive use-of-force lawsuit against the city, according to a Portland group that watches police.

The lawsuit was brought by Keith Waterhouse, who claimed Frashour Tasered him in 2006 for videotaping police that were on the private property of some friends. The City of Portland settled the Waterhouse suit in 2009 for $55,000.

On Jan. 29, Frashour shot Aaron Campbell in the back during a welfare check prompted by a 9-1-1 call that described the 25-year-old man as suicidal.

Campbell died from the rifle shot. His brother, 23-year-old Douglass Campbell died the same day from heart and kidney failure.

A grand jury cleared Frashour of criminal charges in the Campbell shooting but said Campbell's death was needless.

Sizer has been criticized by police officers for not mediating between the force and the public on several high profile use-of-force cases.

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