Man accused of recording Police Chief Outlaw, violating stalking protective order

Booking photo for Eli Richey from the Multnomah County Jail

A man wanted for violating a restraining order for stalking Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw turned himself in to police early Tuesday morning.

This is not Eli Richey’s first run-in with police. He’s been arrested in the past, accused of filming officers’ homes.

A warrant was issued for Richey’s arrest on September 7 after he was accused of violating a court’s stalking protective order by approaching Chief Outlaw at an event outside Portland City Hall on August 26.

Outlaw said Richey was standing close to her holding a video camera. She also hear him say, “you know I gotta ensure police accountability.”

Police found video of the incident that shows Richey pointing his camera at Outlaw, recording her at the event.

Richey is booked into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts of stalking – a class A misdemeanor. His bail is set at $7,500.

A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf on Tuesday, officials said. His next court date is set for October 19.

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