Presentation was long-winded, garbled, and — judging from the number and degree of inaccuracies — based on sloppy research (talk about the pot calling the kettle black). According to the AMA's own Executive Summary, the AMA investigation was based on nothing more than a review of "...existing manuals, policies and reports and ... interviews with public officials." Media coverage was also cited as having been part of their review material, as if the media was a reliable source of factual information. Please.
A new video re-enactment of the shooting was clumsily presented. Repeated rewinding and replaying of segments of the tape, produced by the AMA and accompanied a stumbling live narrative by the presenter, only served create more confusion about the sequence of events on the night Officer McCollister committed felony murder on Kendra James.
In terms of community participation in the investigation, there was none. Instead, all the usual self-serving glory-seeking media hogs were up there on the altar basking in the glow of the tv camera lights, but no new or radical faces from the community were to be seen. What insights that might have been contributed by the audience during the public input segment were promptly stifled by former Oregon state representative Jo Ann "hey! look at me!" Bowman, who set the ground rules for public comment and then promptly yanked the microphone away from anyone who dared defy them by so much as a syllable. Immediately following her display of raw censorship of public involvement, she implored the audience to join the newly-formed "Alliance for Police and Community Accountability" of which Bowman will be the chair. Oh, sign me up.
At the conclusion of the meeting, there was an almost telemarketing-style appeal for donations of "$25, $30, $50 or more." Blank business size envelopes for this purpose were distributed by ushers to an increasingly restive audience, already muttering amongst itself over the recent squelching of public input.
Bottom line: most people left unsatisfied and with the feeling that one should expect nothing from the Albina Ministerial Alliance or any of its associated committees or organizations.