Portland officers sent to counseling for Ferguson posts

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Two Portland police officers who expressed support for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Facebook were ordered to receive counseling, and a third retired.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1RWd2fd ) that the officers posted ``I am Darren Wilson'' over a photo of the Portland police badge in 2014.

Police documents show that Officers Rich Storm and Kris Barber were ordered to undergo command counseling for bringing ``reproach and discredit'' to the police bureau and damaging its reputation. Bureau records say a third officer, Rob Blanck, faced a potential suspension without pay. He retired.

The Facebook posts were made prior to a grand jury's decision not to indict Wilson for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

Portland Police Association President Officer Daryl Turner declined to comment.