Portland spends another $300,000 on lawyers

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland's City Council voted Wednesday to pay another $300,000 to an outside law firm defending city sanctions against three officers accused of botching their encounter with a suicidal man who was shot and killed.

The city has already spent $450,000 with the law firm, Littler Mendelson, which was unsuccessful in its defense of the city's firing of Officer Ronald Frashour.

Frashour fatally shot Aaron Campbell in January 2010 at an apartment and said he thought Campbell was reaching for a gun.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Nw2tor ) three other officers who were disciplined in the case have filed grievances that are set to go before an arbitrator.

The city also is appealing the decision that went in favor of Officer Frashour.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com