PORTLAND A Portland police sergeant has been fired for policy violations related to two road rage incidents that happened in January, 2010.
After determining that Sgt. Scott Westerman had violated two specific directives, Portland Police Bureau Chief Michael Reese announced in a statement Friday that termination of his employment is the appropriate level of discipline.
Westerman had been accused of two road rage incidents, involving the same victims, January 28 and January 30, 2010.
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According to the 9-1-1 calls, Westerman pulled in front of the victims, hit his brakes, got out and began screaming at them. He reportedly apologized and claimed he was dealing with personal issues at the time.
Westerman said he was off duty, unarmed and in his personal car during both incidents, which occurred in January.
Mayor Sam Adams and I made the final decisions following the recent due process meeting involving Sergeant Westerman, Reese added.
A statement released by the Portland Police Association said the union was reviewing the case.
Westerman had been with PPB 19 years and was most recently assigned to the Telephone Reporting Unit before being placed on administrative leave pending the results of the disciplinary decision. He was head of Portland's police union for 17 months.