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New Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, the first African American woman to lead the Portland Police Bureau, draws support from members of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the oldest African American female sorority in the U.S., after taking a ceremonial oath of office Monday in front of the Oregon Historical Society’s new civil rights exhibit ‘Racing for Change, Oregon’s Civil Rights Years.’  Outlaw challenged the city and law enforcement to address racial inequities during her address.

New Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, the first African American woman to lead the Portland Police Bureau, draws support from members of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the oldest African American female sorority in the U.S., after taking a ceremonial oath of office Monday in front of the Oregon Historical Society’s new civil rights exhibit ‘Racing for Change, Oregon’s Civil Rights Years.’ Outlaw challenged the city and law enforcement to address racial inequities during her address.

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New police chief makes pledge; speaks to racial inequities

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw championed the long worn path to civil rights progress and challenged the city and law enforcement to address racial inequities that still exist during her ceremonial installation as the city’s first African American female police chief Monday.