Attorney Eric Bryant says he spotted a patrol car parked in a “Government Vehicles Prohibited” zone alongside the downtown Justice Center last month and traced it to Officer Chadd Stensgaard, who was fined $35 last spring.
Bryant says he also gathered enough evidence at the scene to cite Multnomah County Sheriff’s Lt. David Rader for parking his vehicle in the same zone. Bryant has filed complaints against Stensgaard and Rader.
Sgt. Brian Schmautz of the Portland Police Bureau says a long-standing informal agreement police have with the city allows officers to park wherever needed while on duty. The agreement is expected to be put in writing.