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Senate Bill 111 Public Hearing

We have one hearing remaining on Thursday April 17th. We hope to hear from members of the community . Please come out and give us your feedback.
A series of public hearings will be held beginning Monday April 14, 2008 to introduce and receive public testimony regarding a proposed policy regarding the use of deadly force by police in the performance of their duties. Although the law requires only one public hearing, the Multnomah County Planning Authority will hold public hearings at the locations listed below in order to receive input from representatives from throughout the county:

Portland State University
Multicultural Center
Smith Hall Room 228
Monday, April 14, 2008 7:00 p.m.

Portland Lutheran School
740 SE 182nd Avenue
City of Gresham at 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:00 p.m.

Highland Christian Church
7600 NE Glisan
Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:00 p.m.

Following the series of public hearings a final draft pursuant to the provisions of Senate Bill 111 will be sent to each City Council within Multnomah County for formal approval. Upon a two-thirds approval, the plan will be submitted to the Oregon Attorney General for final approval.

The Multnomah County Plan was developed as required by law in response to the passage of Senate Bill 111 during the 2007 legislative session. Senate Bill 111 requires all 36 Oregon counties to develop comprehensive protocols regarding the use of deadly force by police in the performance of their duties. The Plan must address specific areas including training policies, deadly force policies, mental health benefits, light duty requirements, investigations, data collection and District Attorney review.


As required by law, District Attorney Michael Schrunk and Sheriff Bernie Giusto are designated as the co-chairs of the Multnomah County Planning Authority. The composition of the Planning Authority is set forth by the statute to include a member of the public as well as representatives from local law enforcement agencies.

The Multnomah County Planning Authority:

-District Attorney Michael Schrunk's representative, Senior Deputy District Attorney Don Rees
-Sheriff Bernie Giusto's Representative Lt. Bruce McCain
-Police Chief Representative, Chief Phil Klahn, Port of Portland
-Police Officer Representative, Detective Robert King, Portland Police Bureau
-Oregon State Police Representative, Lt. Richard Evans
-Citizen Representative, Mr. Sam Sachs

Attached is a copy of the draft plan which will be available to the public at the meetings or on our website on Monday, April 14, 2008 www.mcda.us.

Further information regarding SB 111 is available on the Oregon Attorney General's Website:  http://www.doj.state.or.us/.