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'Serious lapse in judgment' costs Portland chief's job

June 19, 2006

'Serious lapse in judgment' costs Portland chief's job

Ryan Frank and Anna Griffen
The Oregonian
Copyright 2006 The Oregonian
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In a long-anticipated but still dramatic decision for Portland, Mayor Tom Potter demoted Police Chief Derrick Foxworth to captain Friday and released a 40-page report portraying his accuser as a troubled employee with frequent complaints about co-workers.

The report details for the first time the city and Foxworth's response to allegations by desk clerk Angela Oswalt stemming from an 18-month affair that occurred before Foxworth became chief. Oswalt accused Foxworth of failing to protect her from co-workers' harassment, misusing city e-mail and drinking alcohol before conducting police business, among other charges.

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