Don’t call it an officer involved shooting, call it officer involved diversity!
Local lefties think it’s the height of cleverness whenever the police announce an “officer involved shooting” to ask “how was the officer involved?” and this would work well if they didn’t traffic in so much passive language themselves (my favorite is the characterization of black youths being “impacted by” the violence they engage in).
The Portland Police Bureau appears to have at least one Jewish/Latino partner combo out there patrolling the streets, Gellman and Alvarez. Both fired their weapons early Sunday morning when arresting a truck thief.
The officers who fired their weapons in this incident are Officer Ivan Alvarez and Officer Jonah Gellman. Both officers have been with the Portland Police Bureau since November 2019. The involved officers will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.
This update also reflects the full and correct spelling of the suspect’s name.
The suspect in this case, 27-year-old Andreas Julian Pavel Boinay, has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle…
On September 12, 2021 at about 1:37 a.m., Portland Police were dispatched following the report that a pickup truck had just been stolen from near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Ash Street. After several minutes officers found the stolen pickup near Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.
A Portland Police air unit began watching the truck as the suspect drove through southeast Portland, into northeast Portland along Hwy 99 and then onto Interstate 5 northbound into Washington state at about 2:12 a.m. The air unit provided updates that the suspect was driving at high speeds, sometimes into oncoming traffic, and that the pickup nearly crashed into other traffic on more than one occasion.
The suspect drove the pickup in Washington State for about ten minutes, then drove back into Oregon on Interstate 5 south. The suspect drove across the Fremont Bridge into northwest Portland and then west up West Burnside Street to Southwest Barnes Road. The suspect drove north on Northwest Miller Road to Northwest Ash Street, which is a dead end.
Officers converged on the suspect in the pickup in the 8300 block of Northwest Ash Street and at about 2:38 a.m. broadcast that shots had been fired. Officers took the suspect into custody and provided first aid until medical personnel arrived.
The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect is an male adult and will be identified after he is booked into jail.
Two officers discharged firearms. By directive, the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and will be interviewed within 48 hours. The names of involved officers will be released tomorrow. No officers were harmed during this incident.
Despite the promising name Andreas Julian Pavel Boinay appears to be another white tweaker, previously arrested in Clackamas south of Portland on drug charges. No controversy surrounds the shooting and he’s drawn a slate of of charges of course. I suspect it’s actually a little more treacherous for the white criminal in Portland now–you’re the guy a progressive District Attorney like Mike Schmidt can charge as much as he likes, thrown as a sop to police and other remaining adults, without angering his progressive supporters.
The tattoo appears to be new.
The Hispanic-Hebraic duo of Alvarez and Gellman should be promoted by the Bureau looking to brush up its image with the painfully progressive city. I’m offering my services writing a glowing profile (under a pen-name of course, probably as a young Jewish-Latinx they-person). Perhaps a reality show riding along with the guys? Think about it PPB. Couldn’t be any worse than the attempts I’ve seen so far, and we all know they haven’t worked:
Barring that a sitcom or film of their antics. I’m reminded of another movie I’ve never seen, Freebie and the Bean, about a Latino and, maybe, Jewish detective pair. The Latino is played by the Jewish Alan Arkin and the other is played by the Jewish James Caan, who often plays Italians. I can’t be expected to go watch a dark comedy by Richard Rush that is a favorite of Quentin Tarantino, of course, so any similarities will be incidental.