The city of Portland will pay $50,001 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by an African American man who said a Portland officer showed up at his job to talk to his boss after he accused the officer of racially profiling him.
The officer had stopped the man twice within a month in the same vicinity in Southeast Portland.
“For me, it’s not about the monetary value,’’ said Jamaal Winchester, 39, who filed the suit. “It’s about holding people with authority accountable.’’
The first time, on May 31, 2016, Winchester was on his way to work at the U.S. Postal Service and in uniform when Officer Gregory Burn pulled him over near Southeast 50th Avenue and Foster Boulevard. The officer alleged Winchester had invalid registration tags and wasn’t wearing his seat belt in his 2004 GMC Envoy.
Burn wrote out a ticket and told Winchester if he fixed his