Ask A Cop: Police log
Editors note: Every week a Lake Oswego police officer answers your questions in this space. Send your questions to reporter Cliff Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-636-1281, ext 105.
Is the police log printed in the Review real?
A: Yes and no. The Review receives a copy of our daily log which has personal information redacted. It looks similar to the item in the accompanying box below.
From this information, the Review then fills in the gaps if you will and creates something more colorful to read than the basic information printed in our daily log. So, while the incidents are real, the story surrounding the event is filled in by writers at the Review for your reading pleasure.
Lt. Doug Treat
(Editors note: While its true that police reporter Cliff Newell will look for not-so-serious examples of life in Lake Oswego as reported to the police to include in the Reviews police log, he is not making material up. He merely is giving a light touch to a few items each week in the logs miscellaneous category.)
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