Portland to pay $15,000 to man mistakenly detained — The city of Portland plans to pay $15,000 to a man who says he was wrongfully tackled and arrested by police in riot gear at an anti-Donald Trump protest in 2016. Daniel Martinez, of Forest Grove, said police mistook him for a suspect in a car vandalism that had occurred days earlier. The city’s attorneys acknowledged police briefly detained Martinez before realizing they had the wrong man. The settlement is on the City Council’s agenda for a vote Wednesday. Martinez initially asked for more than $75,000 in damages. He said he missed three days of work and suffered nerve pain in each wrist.
Man tied to robberies sentenced to nearly 16 years — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison after he was convicted of six armed robberies that occurred within five hours in the Portland area. Jesus Alberto Martinez was convicted of six counts of robbery with a firearm following a weeklong trial. Court records say he held up clerks at four Plaid Pantry convenience stores and a Subway Restaurant, usually stealing cash from the register and Oregon Lottery tickets. Four of the robberies occurred in Portland and one took place in Gresham on April 10, 2018. In one location, two victims were identified, leading to six robbery counts. Police say Martinez acted with a group of thieves which included three juveniles.