Ex-Portland police union head resigns from retirement board

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The former head of Portland’s police union has left his role on the Bureau of Fire & Police Disability & Retirement board. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Officer Brian Hunzeker resigned as a board trustee Friday, hours after Mayor Ted Wheeler asked him to do so in a letter. The mayor chairs the disability and retirement board. Hunzeker wrote in a two-sentence email to Wheeler Friday that he has appreciated the opportunity to serve. Last month, Hunzeker abruptly resigned as head of the Portland Police Association, citing a “serious, isolated mistake” in connection to a leaked report that erroneously identified Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty as the suspect of a minor hit-and run crash.