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Police: Chief Marshman was investigated for “physical confrontation” with stepson in 2006

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Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman, courtesy of PPB. Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman, courtesy of PPB.

Portland Police confirm to Fox 12 that newly-appointed Chief Mike Marshman was the subject of an investigation into a “physical confrontation” that happened with his then-stepson in 2006, while Marshman was going through a divorce.

Portland Police spokesperson Pete Simpson said detectives and Internal Affairs investigated the incident.

The finding was that the matter was “unproven” so the file was closed. Per standard protocol regarding records of unproven allegations, the investigative records were purged from the system after seven years, according to Simpson.

However, the original report from 2006 is set to be released Tuesday, along with Chief Marshman’s entire personnel file, including records involving firearms training, drug testing and commendations over the course of his long career with the bureau.

Sources told Fox 12 the stepson was a teenager at the time, who briefly lost consciousness in the struggle and his head was pushed through the wall of their family home, leaving behind damage to the wall.

Chief Marshman informed Mayor Hales about the 2006 investigation when inquiries about it were made this week, according to Simpson. It’s not clear whether Hales knew about it prior to appointing Marshman as Chief.

Simpson told Fox 12 Chief Marshman wants all available records on the matter to be released and that he “looks forward to being transparent in getting all the information out to the public.”

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